Wher­ever U.S. has made mil­i­tary in­ter­ven­tion ter­ror has emerged: Lar­i­jani

Tehran Times - - POLITICS -

TEHRAN — Ira­nian Ma­jlis Speaker Ali Lar­i­jani said on Mon­day that ter­ror­ist ac­tions in the Mid­dle East re­gion have mainly re­sulted from U.S. in­ter­fer­ences.

Lar­i­jani made the re­marks dur­ing a meet­ing with Viet­namese Na­tional Assem­bly Chair­woman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan in Hanoi.

“Ter­ror­ist move­ments have started their ac­tiv­i­ties wher­ever the U.S. has made mil­i­tary in­ter­ven­tion,” Lar­i­jani said in in­di­rect ref­er­ence to the U.S. in­va­sion of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, where ter­ror­ists found op­por­tu­ni­ties for ac­tiv­i­ties.

Lar­i­jani said that Iran has al­ways been firm in fight­ing ter­ror­ism and has helped re­gional coun­tries when­ever they have re­quested.

He said that the U.S.-led strikes against Syria re­vealed that the West does not seek to help set­tle the con­flict in the coun­try.

“The Western­ers use chaos in the re­gion to sell weapons, but we are de­ter­mined to make the re­gion safe,” he added.

The U.S., Britain and France jointly car­ried out at­tacks on Syria on Satur­day. The at­tack took place one week af­ter a sus­pected chem­i­cal weapons at­tack in the Syr­ian town of Douma near Da­m­as­cus. West­ern coun­tries claimed the Syr­ian gov­ern­ment was re­spon­si­ble for the at­tack. Syria re­jected by the claim.

For her part, the Viet­namese par­lia­ment speaker ex­pressed con­cern over the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria, say­ing that all coun­tries should re­spect the UN Char­ter.

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