US Unilateralism Fuels Extremism

US Unilateralism Fuels Extremism
US Unilateralism Fuels Extremism

Iranian and Russian deputy foreign ministers say the US unilateral actions which go against international law have led to the "escalation of extremism" in the region.

Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, who is President Vladimir Putin's special envoy for the Middle East affairs, made the remarks in a meeting in Tehran late on Wednesday, the Fars news agency reported.   

The two officials stressed the necessity of seeking a "political solution" to the crisis in Syria and described the terrorists operating in the Middle East region as a major source of threat and insecurity in the entire world.

Referring to the threat posed by the takfiri terrorists in the region, Amir-Abdollahian cast doubt on the real intentions of the United States in its campaign against terrorists and described the US interventions in the region as the root cause of expansion and reinforcement of terrorism.

A takfiri is a Muslim who accuses other Muslims of being unbelievers.

The senior diplomats called for continued bilateral negotiations on regional affairs and commitment in the battle against terrorism to help establish stability in the Middle East.

They said any military action within the Syrian borders without its government's consent and in violation of international regulations is unacceptable, adding the anti-terror campaign should not be used as a pretext to violate the national sovereignty of countries.