Minister dismisses arrogant powers' claims about war on terrorism

Iranian Justice Minister Seyed Morteza Bakhtiari criticized the bullying powers for pursuing a double-standard approach towards terrorism, saying that they are not serious in their claims about campaign against terrorism.

Bakhtiari emphasized that the arrogant powers' slogans of fighting terrorism are simply hollow claims, since in Afghanistan they are fighting Al-Qaeda, but in Syria, they are actually supporting, funding and arming Al-Qaeda, and added this shows that they are very selective about terrorism, they back terrorists whenever it suits their interests and objectives; thereupon, the US uses terrorism as a tool for its own interests.

"If powerful countries really wanted to fight terrorists, and terrorism, it would have been relatively easy for them to win this fight, but they don't want to fight terrorists, indeed evidence seems to suggest that far from fighting terrorism, they are aiding and abetting terrorists, actually they are supporting terrorism," the Iranian justice minister told the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Saturday.

For instance, in early September, three senior Obama administration officials told CNN that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to notify Congress to take MKO (also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCR) off a State Department terror list.

The MKO is behind a slew of assassinations and bombings inside Iran, a number of EU parliamentarians said in a recent letter in which they slammed a British court decision to remove the MKO from the British terror list. The EU officials also added that the group has no public support within Iran because of their role in helping Saddam Hussein in the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-1988).

In the meantime, the US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Assad and his ruling system. Media reports said that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

Following the policies of arrogant powers in Syrian crisis, Turkey allowed thousands of al-Qaeda, Takfiri and Wahhabi terrorists to enter Syria and carry out their numerous crimes such as massacring and butchering the innocent people, staging bomb attacks, destroying the country and fomenting insecurity, unrest and chaos.