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News ID: 5099
Publish Date: 13:43 - 17 September 2014
Tehran, YJC. Top Iranian official says the country does not accept the Danish FM’s request to join coalition against ISIL.

In an interview with YJC. Ali Shamkhani, Supreme Leader’s Representative in and Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, says that Iran will not accept invitations to join the coalition to fight ISIL.

Making the remarks in an exclusive interview with YJC on Wednesday he said "The Danish Foreign Minister who was visiting Iran a while ago after attending the NATO summit in Wales, explicitly requested of the Islamic Republic to join the coalition that is formed by some Western and Arab countries; but the request was not accepted.”

He stated that that the coalition will prove ineffective due to internal disagreements and divergent, competitive objectives followed by the member states.

"A child born with defects cannot be expected to turn into an Olympics champion,” he asserted.

Shamkhani stated that Iran is the harbinger for the real fight against terrorism, stressing the country’s insistence on helping the Iraqi and Syrian governments to fight terrorism.

If propagandist show-offs by the U.S. and allies were to have a decisive impact, we must have not been witnessing terrorist actions now, he noted.

Shamkhani said that the suppression of the youth that is a feature of some Islamic states and is supported by the West is the real cause behind the formation of such extremist groups as the ISIL.

Lack of democracy and regard for the anti-arrogance morale of Muslims, shown by some Islamic countries’ leaders, provides the inclination among their citizens to cooperate with extremist groups, he stated.

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