Int’l Resolve Essential to Fight Terrorism

Int’l Resolve Essential to Fight TerrorismInt’l Resolve Essential to Fight Terrorism

The deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs called for "international resolve" to combat terrorism in the Middle East.

Reminding the mistakes which intensified terrorism in the region, Hossein Amir Abdollahian expressed regret that some countries insist on repeating the mistakes by making use of terrorist groups as an instrument to achieve their goals.

The deputy minister made the remarks in a meeting with his New Zealand counterpart Bede Corry in Tehran on Monday, IRNA reported.    

Referring to the Islamic Republic's full support of the legitimate demands of the nations in the region, he warned that supporting terrorism in Yemen could lead to the spread of the phenomenon in the world.

The New Zealand official, for his part, said insecurity in the Middle East has "unwanted effects" on international peace and stability.

Praising Iran's determination to fight terrorism in the region, Corry welcomed Iran's proposals to resolve the crisis in Yemen, including the dispatch of humanitarian aid to the crisis-hit country, an immediate halt to the Saudi-led military aggression against the Houthis, and the establishment of national dialogue.