Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli says the Islamic Republic will never trust the US-led so-called international coalition to tackle the Takfiri ISIL militants.
Addressing reporters on Monday, Rahmani-Fazli said Iran would never trust the Americans in the fight against ISIL terrorists and other issues because they have shown double standards on many occasions.
“The Americans have followed double standards on such issues as fighting terrorism, human rights, peaceful use of nuclear energy and tens of other cases,” the Iranian minister explained.
He said there is evidence that the US and certain countries which have formed the coalition against the ISIL terrorists have previously provided the militants with financial, logistic and political aid.
The minister added that Iran has been a regular victim of and threatened by terrorism, stressing, “We regard the fight against terrorism as our duty and will support Muslim countries such as Syria and Iraq in this regard.”
Rahmani-Fazli’s remarks came after US President Barack Obama said on Friday that Washington is assembling an international coalition to “snuff out” the ISIL terrorist group, adding that such extremist groups have “no place in the 21st century.”
France is also hosting an international conference aimed at discussing the rising threat of the Takfiri ISIL militants and coordinating actions to knock out the terrorists.
The Takfiri terrorists currently control parts of eastern Syria and Iraq’s northern and western regions. They have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and Izadi Kurds, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.