Fighting Terrorism Requires International Cooperation: Iran’s First VP

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SHAFAQNA – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri stressed that terrorism has become an international issue and, thus, fighting it requires all-out international cooperation.

Speaking in a Wednesday meeting with visiting Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin in Tehran, Jahangiri referred to the recent terrorist attacks in Lebanon and France, saying they made the world, especially the West, more than before realize the disastrous scopes of the threat of terrorism.

He added that these terrorist acts also proved the rightfulness of efforts by Iran and Russian in the fight against terrorism.

He described the spread of extremism and terrorism as a threat to the security of all countries and stressed the need for all-out cooperation at the international level against them.

A string of terrorist attacks killed at least 132 people and wounded dozens of others in Paris on Friday night.

A day earlier, at least 43 people were killed and more than 200 others injured after two explosions struck southern Beirut.

The ISIL terrorist group claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks in both cities.

Elsewhere in the meeting, Jahangiri highlighted Iran’s keenness to develop ties with Russia in different areas including economic and industrial fields.

He hoped that an upcoming visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Tehran will help to further expand the bilateral relations.

Putin is planned to pay a visit to Iran to participate in the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), due on November 23.

Rogozin, for his part, said the Russian president’s planned trip and his meetings with Iranian officials will help to strengthen the two countries’ ties.

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