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Good Governance Can Help Reduce Appeal of Extremism

“The chronic failure of some states to satisfy the minimum demands of their populace for dignity has undermined their effectiveness and created widening social gaps for extremism to exploit”
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a session of the Valdai Discussion Club in Moscow on Feb. 19.Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a session of the Valdai Discussion Club in Moscow on Feb. 19.

Promotion of good governance in regional countries can prevent people from joining extremist groups and would deny terrorists new breeding grounds, says Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Despite the territorial defeat of the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq and Syria, the region is still vulnerable to the formidable challenge presented by extremism, Zarif told a session of the Valdai Discussion Club in the Russian capital Moscow on Monday, according to a text of his speech carried by Fars News Agency.
“Their networks are almost intact, and their hate ideology still being spread by the same petrodollars,” he said, adding that the offshoots IS planted in the wider region from Libya to Afghanistan are “death machines on rampage.”

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