Muslim States Strong Enough to Root Out Terrorism
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged concerted efforts among Muslim states to defeat terrorist groups in the region, adding that Islamic countries enjoy the necessary power to do so.
Speaking at a meeting with the visiting Indonesian Foreign Minister, Retno Marsudi, in Tehran on Wednesday, Pesident Rouhani called on the Muslim nations not to wait for others to confront terrorism, adding, “Muslim countries enjoy enough power and options for clearing the region from terrorists.”
Pointing to the ongoing developments in the region, he said the Islamic states should have close interaction and consultations.
He said the Islamic world needs “efforts for fostering unity and solidarity more than ever”.
The Iranian president also called for enhanced relations with Indonesia as the world’s most populous Muslim nation, saying Iran is ready to expand ties with Jakarta in all fields of interest.
Rouhani also appreciated special efforts made by Indonesian President Joko Widodo for boosting unity and promoting dialogue in the Islamic world.
َAlso at the meeting, the Indonesian foreign minister hailed the current state of ties between Tehran and Jakarta, saying the two sides will certainly enjoy broader relations in the future.
Marsudi said Iran-Indonesia unity would help strengthen peace and stability in the region.