Jordanian pilot’s murder result of foreign-backed terrorism: Iran

An Iranian deputy foreign minister blamed the brutal murder of a Jordanian pilot by the ISIL militants on the countries that have employed terrorism as a tool in the Middle East region.

“We should acknowledge that security is an overarching issue; you cannot destabilize Iraq, Syria and Lebanon and then expect security in the region,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for African and Middle Eastern Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Thursday.

He noted that the seriously wrong policy of resorting to terrorism as a tool in Iraq, Syria and the other Middle Eastern countries has led to tragic incidents, such as terrorist attacks that shocked France in January and the recent horrific killing of the Jordanian pilot by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

The Iranian diplomat further reaffirmed Tehran’s commitment to "fighting terrorism and countering Takfiri extremism" and called on the regional countries to contribute to the anti-terror campaign.

On Tuesday, the ISIL terrorist group released a video showing Jordanian pilot, First-Lieutenant Moaz al-Kassasbeh, being burned alive inside a cage.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry later condemned the crime as “inhuman and un-Islamic”, highlighting responsibility of all sides that played effective role in reinforcing terrorist groups regarding the crime. It also reiterated the necessity for avoiding a selective approach toward the issue of terrorism.