Tehran, YJC. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran, Damascus and Baghdad share stance against terrorism and extremism.
"From the beginning, Iran, Syria and Iraq have been sharing views about fighting terrorism and extremism; they have showed resistance," Zarif said on Tuesday on the sidelines of the international conference on ‘World Against Violence and Extremism’ (WAVE) after meeting his Iraqi and Syrian counterparts.
He asserted that cooperation among the three countries was necessary in the fight against terrorism, and said that he and his Iraqi and Syrian counterparts had agreed to continue cooperation against regional terrorism.
Iran has consistently stressed support for the governments of the neighbor countries of Iraq and Syria in their fight against terrorists.
Since March 2011, Syria has been coping with deadly violence waged by terrorists who are backed by Western powers and some of their ME allies- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Zarif pointed to the WAVE conference and stated it was held in line with a previous gathering held earlier on in the holy city of Qom with the aim of confronting the threat of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
The WAVE conference was inaugurated in Tehran on Tuesday and is attended by 40 senior Asian, African and South American political officials, intellectuals and delegates.