Senior MP: US Not Serious about War on ISIL


Chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi expressed concern about the crimes committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist group, and said the US and its allies do not show to be serious enough to fight the ISIL.
“The US and its allies in the region have caused the current situation by supporting terrorist actions in Syria since four years ago,” Boroujerdi said in a meeting with former French Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Dominique De Vilpin in Tehran on Tuesday.

He called the US-led coalition attacks on the ISIL as theatrical moves, and said, “The US and its regional allies don’t have the necessary sincerity and seriousness for fighting the ISIL.”

De Vilpin, for his part, expressed concern about the crimes of the ISIL in the region, and underlined Iran’s important role in the establishment of peace and stability in the Middle-East.

“The regional crises cannot be fought and no one can obtain results without considering Iran’s role and position,” he added.

“Iran’s capacities should be used for controlling the regional crises from Palestine and Lebanon to Iraq and Afghanistan,” De Vilpin reiterated.

In relevant remarks last month, Iran lashed out at the western powers, specially the US, for their unjustifiable approach towards terrorist groups’ brutalities in the region, and urged the West to adopt a more transparent and understandable policy on the Middle-East.

Speaking in a meeting with Chairperson of French Parliament’s Defense Committee Patricia Adam in Tehran, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian cast doubt over the US approach for real fight against terrorism, and said that selective approach of the West, particularly the US, towards terrorist groups in the Middle-East, including the ISIL in Syria and Iraq, was the most important reason behind strengthening the terrorist and endangering stability and security in the region.

He further added that the best tactics for fight against the ISIL, and terrorism as a whole, is assist Iraqi and Syrian governments, which are really fighting against terrorism.

Adam, for her part, stressed Iran’s constructive role in maintaining the regional peace and stability, and called for more consultation with Iran to settle regional crisis.

She also rejected any interference out of the UN framework for fight against terrorism.

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