Takfiri terrorism threatening world security: Iranian DM

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s defense minister warned the creators of Takfiri terrorism, including the US and reactionary Arab states, that such a menace is not confined to Syria or Iraq alone, but threatens security all over the world.

“The Takfiri terrorist current, which has been created by Americans, Zionists, regional reactionary Arabs and even countries like Turkey, is not restricted to Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and Iraq,” Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said in a cultural ceremony in Tehran on Monday.

He reiterated that terrorism is a contagious disease that jeopardizes world peace and security.

As a pioneer in the fight against terrorism, violence and extremism, Iran is pursuing humanitarian goals in battling a phenomenon that threatens all nations, the general added.

Iranian officials say it is a duty to assist Iraq and Syria in the fight against terrorism since that would ensure security in the whole region and in Iran consequently.