Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has criticized the West’s double standards in fighting terrorism, saying Western countries have never been concerned about the threat of terrorism in the Middle East.
According to Press TV, Larijani said on Saturday that the West has adopted a “tactical approach” vis-à-vis terrorism, adding that the West’s dual policy further encourages terror acts.
He added that Western countries are concerned about the Takfiri ISIL and other terrorist groups in the Middle East region because they are now being challenged by the terrorists whom they financed.
The countries that nurtured terrorist groups should acknowledge their past mistakes instead of accusing others of supporting terrorism to win concessions, Larijani said in reaction to British Prime Minister David Cameron’s allegations of Tehran supporting terrorism.
Larijani said Iran is serious in its battle against terrorism, adding that the Islamic Republic will not join the so-called US-led coalition against ISIL militants.
He said: “We are serious in fighting terrorists and…we will never join false coalitions [in fighting ISIL].”