Rouhani, Hollande Talk on Phone

Rouhani,  Hollande Talk on PhoneRouhani,  Hollande Talk on Phone

President Hassan Rouhani and his French counterpart Francois Hollande discussed the anti-terror fight.

In a phone conversation on Tuesday, Rouhani voiced Iran's preparedness for engaging in security and intelligence cooperation with France against terrorism, IRNA reported.

He described Paris attacks, claimed by the so-called Islamic State terrorist group, as "shocking, brutal and disgusting", adding that the fight against terrorism should be stepped up by adopting a united approach to deal with it.

Following various attacks and explosions across the city, almost simultaneously, 129 people were killed and more than 350 people wounded in Paris on Friday night.

Rouhani said Iran, a major victim of the scourge of terrorism, is ready to participate in efforts to fight terrorists, anywhere in the world.

"I hope some countries, which were trying to use terrorism as a tool to pursue their interests, are informed about the danger posed by their moves to the world," he said.

"In order to root out terrorists, their financial resources should be eliminated, they should not be able to obtain advanced weapons and their training places must be destroyed."

Rouhani also touched upon Tehran-Paris ties, saying that history shows bilateral relations can be developed.

Hollande said the IS has attacked all people in the world, so the global community should fight them in Iraq and Syria in a unified and coordinated manner.

The French president also stressed the need to drying up the financial and military resources of IS, adding that he will unite all countries to join the battle against the militant group.

Stressing the need to develop all-out relations with Iran, Hollande said France is waiting for Rouhani to visit Paris soon.

Rouhani canceled his visits to Italy and France, which were scheduled for Nov. 14-15 and Nov. 16-17 respectively, over the Paris attacks.