Serious action, not resolutions, needed to fight terror: Iran

Iran says merely issuing resolutions against terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda and ISIL, cannot put an end to their crimes, calling for a united front against the groups’ terror moves.

“In the fight against the Al-Qaeda and ISIL, it would not suffice to merely issue resolutions and statements, and countries should firmly and seriously cooperate with each other and stand up to groups financially supporting them (terrorists),” Iranian Ambassador to the UN Gholam-Hossein Dehqani said on Friday.

He said that Iran, as a victim of terrorism, urges countries to take serious measures in the fight against terrorism and rejects “conditional” campaigns against terrorist acts.

The Iranian diplomat said the presence of foreign forces in the Middle East contributed to a surge in terrorist activities, adding that countries needed to adopt a coordinated approach in their anti-terror battle.

The ISIL terrorists control large parts of Syria’s east and north. The ISIL also sent its Takfiri militants into Iraq in June, seizing large swathes of land straddling the border between Syria and Iraq. The extremist group has threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians during its advances in violence-torn Iraq.

Iraq has also been the scene of clashes between the army and al-Qaeda-affiliated militants over the past few years.

This comes as other regional countries, including Lebanon, have not been immune to terrorist activities by al-Qaeda-affiliated and ISIL groups either.

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