President, Iraqi PM in a phone conversation stress fighting terrorism
President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki discussed the latest developments in Iran as well as the way for uprooting terrorism.
During the telephone conversation on Thursday, pointed to the necessity for fighting terrorism and violence and condemned the recent crimes by terrorists in killing the innocent people of Iraq.
President Rouhani said: “Islamic Republic will not tolerate violence and terror as foreign-backed Takfiri militants wreak havoc in northern Iraq.
“As the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, we will not tolerate the [acts of] violence and terror and we fight violence and terrorism in the region and in the world,” said president Rouhani.
President said that the Iranian nation and government always support the Iraqi nation and government, adding, ˈThe government of the Islamic Republic of Iran will do their utmost efforts in international and regional fields to confront terrorism and it will not allow the supporters of terrorists to disrupt security and stability of Iraq through exporting terrorism to Iraq.ˈ
President said Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) will hold an immediate meeting to review the developments in Iraq as the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) pushes ahead with its offensive in Iraq’s northern cities.
The Iraqi prime minister, for his part, thanked Iran for its supports from Iraqi nation in international and regional scenes, and briefed President Rouhani on the latest developments in northern Iraq and the success of the Iraqi government in suppressing the terrorists.