Governments can’t be toppled through terrorism


Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs has voiced Tehran’s opposition to the instigation of militancy in Syria, saying sponsors of terrorism have launched a military campaign in the region to serve their own interests.

In a meeting with Cyprus’ Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Alexandros N. Zenon in Tehran on Tuesday, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that “No one can use terrorism to topple governments, and people should decide for their own in this regard.”
Pointing to the US-led airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria, the Iranian official cast doubt on the sincerity of those participating in the raids, saying supporters of terrorism have embarked on a military showdown to solve their own internal problems.
The Cypriot official, for his part, voiced his country’s concern over the growing extremism and terrorism in the Middle East, calling for a genuine campaign against the scourge.
Alexandros N. Zenon highlighted Iran’s positive and instrumental role in the Middle East and stressed the need for constant political consultations between Tehran and Nicosia.

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