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Terror outfits becoming terror regimes, real danger: Iranian official

23 November 2015 9:45


A senior Iranian diplomat has described the potential establishment of “terrorist regimes” as the most dire threat facing the world today.

“The acts of Daesh confirm that the great and main threat in today’s world is the transformation of terrorist organizations into terrorist regimes,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Sunday.

He made the remarks while addressing the annual meeting of the World Policy Conference (WPC) in the Swiss city of Montreux on Sunday.

“It is regrettable that over the past years, the national and democratic uprisings of the people of the region have been derailed by terrorists,” he said, adding that due to certain regional governments’ poor leadership and imprecise understanding of their respective countries’ internal developments, “weapons and terror and not ballot boxes are determining the fate of the nations.”

Takfiri terrorism, which threatens world security and targets all governments, nations and religions, is “the product of the interventionist and irresponsible behavior of certain regional and extra-regional players in the Middle East and North Africa region,” he said.

The Iranian official described Daesh as an “artificial group,” which has nothing to do with any divine religions.

He added that certain countries, due to their “strategic miscalculations,” have tried to use Daesh as an instrument to advance their objectives, but have instead imposed a hefty price on the international community.

Amir-Abdollahian said that global unity is needed to root out terrorism. Extremism, terrorism, Takriri dogma and sectarianism are the major challenges threatening the whole world, said the Iranian diplomat, calling for a collective campaign to address these issues.

The Iranian deputy foreign minister further ruled out military approaches for the settlement of regional crises, including those in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon and Libya, saying that the conflicts should be resolved only through diplomatic channels.

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