Call for Regional Anti-Terror Cooperation

Call for Regional Anti-Terror CooperationCall for Regional Anti-Terror Cooperation

Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian underscored the necessity of making concerted regional efforts against extremism. Addressing the fourth meeting of Iran-Oman Strategic Committee in Tehran on Tuesday, Amir-Abdollahian pointed to threats posed by terrorist groups such as the self-styled Islamic State as well as other extremists, and called for further security and defense cooperation between Iran and regional countries to counter the threats, Tasnim News Agency reported. The senior diplomat then said Oman enjoys “logical, balanced and realistic” views, adding that continued consultations with the country can play an effective role in promoting regional stability and security. Amir-Abdollahian stressed that Iran sees no restrictions on improving ties with Oman. Also at the meeting, Omani Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Ahmed Al-Isaei lauded Iran’s constructive role in the region and said the formation of joint committees, the strategic committee in particular, demonstrates that the senior officials of the two countries are determined to boost bilateral ties. As regards the fight against terrorism, Isaei said all countries in the region should increase their consultations and cooperation against the “inauspicious phenomenon”.