Speaking at a joint presser with his Cypriot counterpart in Tehran on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stated the deadly attacks of Paris demonstrated the necessity of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s call for a world against violence and extremism.
The Iranian FM also asserted that the deadly attacks in Paris have nothing to do with the religion of Islam, but nonetheless taint the image of Muslims in the world.
"Countering such extreme actions requires a full joint response which enjoys global consensus, and some parties should stop using double standards toward the issue of terrorism,” the Iranian diplomat asserted.
Zarif then pointed to his meeting with the Foreign Minister of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides, added they studied the ways to strengthen bilateral ties.
Battling terrorism, particularly in the ME area and the Mediterranean region was among the other subjects we discussed in the meeting, Zarif added.
Kasoulides, for his part, praised Iran as "a regionally powerful country" that is able to play a key role in the fight against extremism.