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Takfirism threat to security of entire world: Iran defense minister

26 December 2016 16:39

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Takfiri terrorism poses a threat to the security of all countries across the world, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says.

“The Takfiri current is not limited to Iraq and Syria and threatens the security of the entire world,” Dehqan said on Monday.

“Iran regards regional security as its own security and believes that insecurity in the region will endanger the security of the whole world,” he added.

He said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s proposal dubbed World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE) to the United Nations showed that the Islamic Republic was a “flag-bearer of the fight against a current which has endangered the security of the world.”

In 2013, Iran’s President Rouhani proposed the contours of an international effort against extremism in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly. That proposal, known as WAVE, was drafted and tabled in the form of a resolution at the General Assembly, which adopted the text in December 2013.

Among other provisions, the resolution “encourages the efforts of leaders to discuss within their communities the causes of violent extremism and discrimination and to evolve strategies to address these causes.”

The defense minister further emphasized that if violence is not countered across the world, international security will be jeopardized.

Dehqan said Iran is fighting Takfiri terrorism for humanitarian objectives, stressing that an idialogy which has no qualms about killing human beings is not acceptable to the world and must be countered.

Pointing to reasons behind Iran’s presence in Iraq and Syria, he said chaos and instability in the region would have negative impacts on the security of all countries.

“The Takfiri terrorist movement currently active in Syria and Iraq has been created by reactionary countries in the region and the US; and it must be stopped,” Dehqan pointed out.

He warned of the further overflow of Takfiri terrorism into all countries across the world, including the European states, and said Iran is fighting extremism, terrorism and instability as a humanitarian and Islamic duty.

The minister added that reactionary countries in the region were cooperating with an international front which had been set up against Islam, saying these states were moving along a path that serves the Israeli regime’s interests.

He emphasized that the arrogant system and Zionists are doing their utmost to spread chaos across the Middle East region.

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