Rouhani Calls US True Cause of Regional Problems, Calls for Ending Theatrical Fight against ISIL

Rouhani Calls US True Cause of Regional Problems, Calls for Ending Theatrical Fight against ISIL ... 19/05/2016 Politics

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed the US as the root cause of the problems in the region, and said the theatrical campaign against the ISIL terrorist group should come to an end.
"Interference of certain western states, including the US, is the root cause of many regional problems and it is regretting that certain countries endanger the reginal nation's peace, stability and security to attain their goals," Rouhani said in a meeting with his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic in Tehran on Wednesday.
He also lambasted financial and arms aid to ISIL, and said certain parties' "theatrical war on terrorism should end and turn into practical measures and if we can prepare and coordinate the world community for campaign against terrorism, attaining this difficult goal will not be inaccessible".
Rouhani referred to the problems created in Afghanistan by terrorism, and said the terrorists earn a large amount of their financial resources from trafficking drugs which has unfortunately been ignored by the western states.
Kitarovic, for her part, underlined Iran's effective role in fighting terrorism and establishment of peace and stability in the region, and called for blocking the terrorists' financial resources.
Back in 2014, President Rouhani had also underscored that the US airstrikes on the headquarters of the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria is a theatrical move.
"Terrorism is a danger threatening the whole world and everyone should extend help in this regard," Rouhani said in an interview with Russia's channel 2 TV.
"Of course, airstrike is a symbolic and theatrical move while fighting the terrorist groups needs cultural work and practical measures, including preventing their financial and arms supports," he added.
Rouhani referred to Iran's role and efforts in fighting terrorism, and said, "Today, some of those who speak of the coalition (against the ISIL) have helped the group financially and by sending weapons in the past few years but Iran has been fighting against the terrorist group since three years ago at the request of the Syrian and Iraqi governments."
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