Asefi urges US to revise in its approach to terrorism
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, July 23, IRNA
The wrong approaches of the United States in countering terrorist acts have made the world insecure, aid Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi here Saturday.
Asefi was responding in his weekly press briefing to a question on the recent terrorist acts in various corners of the world including Iraq, Britain and Sharm el-Sheikh.
"Unfortunately, every day we observe explosions and killings in the world and this is due to the wrong and childish approaches of the United States and their persistence in their wrong policy in fighting terrorism."
Denouncing the recent explosions in Iraq, Sharm el-Sheikh and London, he said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns the explosions in Sharm el-Sheikh and extends sympathy to their victims. We consider resorting to killing in order to achieve objectives as totally wrong."
He expressed sorrows over the disappearance of Algerian diplomats in Iraq and said, "We offer our sympathy on this incident to the government and people of Algeria."
He recommended the Western countries to take care not to treat Muslims harshly due to these explosions because "these things have nothing to do with Muslims."
Asefi considered harsh treatment towards followers of other religions and putting Muslims under pressure as rendering more services to terrorism, adding such acts sow the seeds of hatred.
Of course, according to certain reports and announcement by some Iraqi groups, more than 80 per cent of the terrorist acts are being carried out in Iraq by the Zionist regime and one cannot ignore Zionist hands in such moves.
"The US should revise in its approach in the campaign against terrorism and avoid dual approaches," he said adding, "It should stretch its hands towards the international community for a collective campaign against terrorism."
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