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Afghan president calls for int'l cooperation to fight terrorism

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, June 25, IRNA -- Afghan president Hamid Karzai on Saturday called for international cooperation to fight terrorism.

Afghan president made the remarks in the opening session of the International Conference on Global Fight against Terrorism which started work in Tehran with the participation of heads of states from 60 countries.

Tehran international conference on fight against terrorism is a good chance for international coordination to gain momentum to help less people be murdered in the region and the entire world.

'Today, terrorism has faced international reactions more than before and international terrorist groups in our region are more active than all other parts of the world,' he said.

President Karzai deplored that misuse of Islam by some of terrorist groups active in the region and said that the Islamic countries must thwart the conspiracy strongly.

'Islam is religion of peace, calmness and friendship and Islamic countries should become unified not to let the great Islamic civilization be misused by the terrorists,' President Karzai said.

The Afghan president said that fight against terrorism needs international resolve and decision and that Afghanistan believes terrorism has not benefit to anyone.

Today terrorism is so powerful that any countries are not safe in this regard, he said.

Afghanistan suffered a lot in fighting against terrorism, President Karzai said adding that during recent years millions of Afghanis were murdered because of terrorist attacks and all infrastructures are damaged.

Afghanistan has not attained peace and terrorism threatens the country, he said.

“We endeavored hard during recent ten years to reconstruct the country’s infrastructures,” said the Afghan president.

He said that al-Qadea is a terrorist group with religious belief that threatens the safety and peace of the entire region.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30447718

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