Iranian Minister: Tehran Anti-Terror Conference to Shed Light on Real Terrorists

The International Conference on Global Campaign against Terrorism underway in Tehran can bring to light those states which are sponsoring terrorists, Iranian Culture Minister Mohammad Hosseini said on Saturday.

"Summits like this can very much help both in clarifying the definition of terrorism and shedding light on who is practicing terrorism," Hosseini said, referring to the Tehran conference.

The Iranian minister added that Iran is a victim of terrorism as many distinguished Iranian figures have been martyred in terrorist attacks against the Islamic Republic.

Hosseini said the western stated have sought hard to preventing terrorist attacks against Iranian figures from being precisely reflected in the world, and mentioned that the presence of delegations and reporters from a large number of world countries in this conference and its following reflection in the world media would play a very effective role in informing the world of the realities.

He also said that Tehran's anti-terror conference can prevent the practice of double-standards by Western countries that aim to wrongly influence the public opinion of the world.

"The same people who have committed terrorist acts in Iran are now sheltered by the Western and European countries and now claim to be an advocate of human rights and the fight against terrorism," he noted.

The International Conference on Global Fight against Terrorism officially started work here in Tehran earlier today with scores of high-ranking officials and international figures in attendance.

The event has brought together senior officials from at least 60 countries, and representatives from several international organizations, including the UN.

The event is aimed at increasing international convergence and coordination in fighting terrorism.

The topics to be discussed in the two-day summit include various aspects of campaign against terrorism, reasons behind the increasing trend of terrorist activities in the world, challenges and obstacles in the way of fighting terrorism, and enhancing appropriate counter-terrorism means and strategies at bilateral, regional and international levels.