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News ID: 6122
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Publish Date: 17:09 - 26 January 2015
Tehran, YJC. Iran's Zarif has called on Western states to review the reasons why a large number of militants in the Middle East region comefrom western countries.

"The West should revise policies on the issue of how to cope with extremism,” Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad said during a meeting on "The Geopolitical Outlook"in Davos, Switzerland on January 23.

The Iranian FM added "The westerners must ask the question what has been going wrong that a large number ... of the extremists in the Middle East come from western societies.”

"Those who have instigated Takfirism in the region are the second and third generation civilians from western societies,” he added.

"They (the extremist)have grown up in the West and unfortunately have cometo Iraq and Syria,” Zarif said, adding"why westerners are committing acts of terrorism in the Middle East is a serious question."

Zarif further described "extremism” as a "serious crisis” in the region which must be tackled.

"Stopping support for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group is the most significant way to stop extremism in the region,” Zarif said, adding that the Takfiri group is supported and is used by certain countries as pawnsin the geostrategic games to dominate the region.

The top Iranian diplomat also said that a "mutlifaceted strategy” is required to fight the ISIL terrorist group.

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