Security Official: US Using Terrorism to Promote Insecurity in Region

Iran's top security official Saeed Jalili said terrorism is now a tool in the hands of the Americans to promote insecurity in the region.

Speaking in a meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hushyar Zebari, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili referred to the historical, religious and cultural commonalities between the two states and said that given Iraq's potentials, it deserves to play an effective role in the region. 

Pointing to the destructive consequences of the presence of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) in Ashraf Camp in Northern Iraq, Jalili underlined that opposition of certain powers to the Iraqi initiative to uproot terrorism in the country is a further proof of their double-standard policies on terrorism. 

Jalili also said experience has shown that Iraqis are capable of establishing peace and security in their country, and that occupiers have brought nothing but insecurity to Iraq.

Zebari, for his part, hailed Iran's role in helping Iraq survive various crises, and thanked Tehran for its mutual cooperation with Baghdad in various fields 

Referring to the exit of alien forces from Iraq by the end of 2011, he also stressed that Iraqis favor all-out independence in all spheres. 

Iraq's new government seeks to promote ties with its neighbors and has made extensive efforts to bolster ties with Iran in all fields, he reiterated.