Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday underlined that Iran is serious in the campaign against terrorist groups.
'The Islamic Republic of Iran is serious in fighting terrorism and it will use all means to fight that phenomenon,' Ayatollah Khamenei said.
He pointed to terrorism a contagious disease, and said, 'As there are possibilities to confront contagious diseases, terrorism can also be fought.'
Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated that the Muslim countries should combat terrorism, and expressed regret that terrorist activities are wrongly attributed to Islam.
"It goes without saying that such a fight must be conducted by those Muslim countries that are not following the US and Western policies because these countries have no real and serious intention to fight terrorists," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Indian prime minister, for his part, underlined Ayatollah Khamenei's call for a serious fight against terrorism, and expressed regret over the division of terrorism into "good" and "bad" by some countries in a bid to overshadow the fight on this phenomenon.
He also said that the countries that are serious in fighting terrorism must close ranks.
The Indian premier arrived in the Iranian capital on Sunday for a two-day visit at the head of a high-ranking delegation to boost economic and political relations with Tehran.