West’s Anti-Terror Policies Contradictory

West’s Anti-Terror Policies ContradictoryWest’s Anti-Terror Policies Contradictory

Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said the West is pursuing double standards and contradictory policies in the fight against terrorism.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran won’t compromise in the fight against terrorism and will never sacrifice its important divine, ethical and legal values for some incorrect and untrue statements and reactions by the so-called advocates of human rights,” Amoli Larijani said on Monday, Press TV reported.

He said Iran will always remain committed to its principles but the West and some international organizations, including the UN and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, are pursuing contradictory policies in the campaign against terrorism.

“Unfortunately, some western and European countries as well as international organizations have shown no fitting reaction to acts of terror by Daesh [an Arabic acronym for the self-styled Islamic State militant group] in Iraq and Syria, and the beheading of people by these terrorists,” he said.

“However, [these countries and bodies] have declared that Iran’s legal move to combat acts of terror was in violation of human rights and this shows their dual and contradictory attitude toward terrorism.”

Amoli Larijani added that the spread of terrorist attacks to Europe and the United States was the outcome of double standards in the campaign against terrorism.

 No Room for Terrorists

“The Islamic Republic of Iran will never allow this country to become a place for terrorist moves with the support of reactionary countries in the region and will not allow western states to interfere in the country’s internal affairs and its national security,” the judiciary chief said.

Amoli Larijani was referring to reactions shown to the recent executions of a number of members of a terrorist group in the western Iranian province of Kurdestan.

In a statement last Wednesday, the Intelligence Ministry said it identified 102 members or supporters of the terrorist group in the western province.

Among those arrested, some were convicted and sentenced to death and life imprisonment, according to the statement.

The ministry said 20 people were killed and 40 others injured, as a result of the group’s activities in the past seven years.

The statement listed the groups’ activities, including the assassination of local officials and armed robbery, in the provincial capital city of Sanandaj over the past few years.