Iran official: Terrorism must be countered at roots

A senior official in Iran states that Takfiri terrorism had to be countered from its roots.

“The factors and grounds for the creation and spread of terrorist groups such as ISIS-spawning ideologies and [ISIS’] financial supporters must be countered through the adoption of dynamic approaches at regional and international levels,” Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said in a meeting with Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani in Tehran on Monday.

He added: “The important and high priority issues of Islamic states such as the threat posed by the Zionist regime and the military and colonial presence of the US [in the region] under the pretext of fighting terrorism are among matters that should not be neglected and overshadowed by the growth of Takfiri groups.”