Iran: No preconditions in confronting terrorism

Politics Materials 30 October 2016 15:54 (UTC +04:00)
Iran has called on the world to seriously fight against terrorism without setting any preconditions
Iran: No preconditions in confronting terrorism

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 30

By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:

Iran has called on the world to seriously fight against terrorism without setting any preconditions.

“We believe that the whole world must confront terrorism without setting any preconditions,” IRNA news agency quoted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying.

Saying that EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini’s recent visit to Tehran was aimed at exchanging views regarding Syria, he added that the sides on Oct. 29 exchanged views on ending conflicts in Syria, as well as finding political solutions to the crisis during the one-day visit.

At the meetings with Mogherini, the Iranian side expressed the Islamic Republic’s views on the need for combating terrorism, as well as finding a political solution to the Syrian crisis, Zarif added.

According to Zarif, Iran has called for considering Syrians’ will in finding the solution.

Zarif further touched upon Mogherini’s meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and said that the sides had proper talks on the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA/nuclear deal) and the measures which the Europeans must take regarding the JCPOA.

Mogherini arrived in Tehran October 29. Mogherini met with Zarif in two separated sessions in the morning and afternoon. She also attended a meeting with President Rouhani on the same day.

Mogherini’s visit to Tehran came following Zarif’s intensive talks with his Russian and Syrian counterparts, Sergey Lavrov and Walid Muallem.

The EU official is slated to visit Saudi capital, Riyadh on Monday.

Iran and Saudi Arabia have opposite positions in the Syrian conflict. Iran supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whereas Saudi Arabia pushes for his removal.