The International Conference on Global Fight against Terrorism ended up work here in Tehran on Sunday after issuing a final statement.
The Tehran international anti-terrorism conference started work on Saturday with senior officials from at least 60 countries and representatives of several international bodies, including the UN, in attendance.
The event, arranged under the slogan of "A World Without Terrorism", was
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said the current International Conference on the Global Fight against Terrorism in Tehran aims to study and discuss the root causes of terrorism.
"One of the major issues to be discussed in this conference will be the roots of terrorism… because when the roots are identified, it will be easier to fight the phenomenon," Salehi said on the sidelines of the International
Iranian Culture Minister Mohammad Hosseini reiterated the necessity for the withdrawal of the alien troops from the region, stressing that security cannot be restored as long as foreign powers maintain their military buildups in the region.
"We believe that security in the region will not be possible with the presence of outsiders," Hosseini said on the sidelines of the International Conference on the Global Fight
A senior Iranian official on Sunday condemned Washington for resorting to different methods to intimidate the world nations, and described the US tactic as a "clear example of terrorism".
Speaking at a meeting with Algerian Presidential Advisor Kamal Razaq Bara here in Tehran on Sunday, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili said that Arabs use "Erhab" that means "intimidation" for
A senior Iranian military commander deplored the West's support for terrorism, and warned that their policy would backfire.
"The cautionary history has demonstrated that the unwise and barbaric terrorist measures and actions taken by the hegemonic system and the hirelings of the arrogant powers have always awakened people more than before and have strengthened their revolutionary and anti-arrogance spirit," Iran's Armed Forces
The following is the full text of the message issued on June 25, 2011 by Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution to the participants of the International Conference on Global Fight Against Terrorism. The message was read out at the beginning of this conference by Dr. Ali Akbar Velayati.
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Dear guests and honorable audience, welcome. I would like to thank you for coming together to discuss one of the
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast condemned the western countries' politically-tainted attitude towards the issue of terrorism, saying that they use the issue as an instrument to secure their long term presence in other countries.
"They (westerners) first create terrorist groups, and then strengthen them by providing weapons in order to have permanent presence in other countries," Mehman-Parast said
Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi blamed the intelligence and spy agencies of the western powers for terrorist activities in the region.
"We have information that the materials needed by many terrorist groups are airdropped to them from the US and British helicopters," Moslehi said on the sidelines of the International Conference on Global Fight against Terrorism in Tehran on Saturday.
Moslehi blasted at
Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari underlined the vital need for collective campaign against terrorism, especially in the region, and praised Tehran for holding the anti-terrorism conference at an appropriate time.
Addressing the International Conference on Global Fight against Terrorism here in Tehran on Saturday, Zardari praised Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for holding the
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon underlined the trans-national aspects of terrorism, and praised the world countries' national and international determination to fight the inauspicious phenomenon of terrorism.
"Terrorism has trans-national aspects, therefore every country should work to root it out," Rahmon stressed, addressing an international conference on terrorism here in Tehran on Saturday.
"Today, we are witnessing a
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
Iran's top security official Saeed Jalili said terrorism is now a tool in the hands of the Americans to promote insecurity in the region.
Speaking in a meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hushyar Zebari, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili referred to the historical, religious and cultural commonalities between the two states and said that given Iraq's potentials, it deserves to play an
Iraq's President Jalal Talabani says a committee has been formed to shut down a camp belonging to the anti-Iran terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO).
“The government of Iraq will do all it can to prevent terrorism. We should attempt to close down MKO terrorists' Ashraf Camp and we shall remove all those people. Those who are willing will go back to Iran. Others will go wherever they want to,” Talabani said in a speech during
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad strongly condemned terrorism in all forms and for all causes, and stressed that, hegemonic powers are using terrorism as a tool to attain their interests.
"Any move that is against justice and human dignity, including killing of the innocent people is an oppression against all human beings and is ugly and condemned by God, prophets and all humans," Ahmadinejad said, addressing the
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani strongly criticized the West, Washington in particular, for its support for terrorist groups such as the anti-Iran Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).
It is disgraceful to see the international system supporting the MKO, Larijani said here in Tehran on Friday. "Islamic Republic of Iran is a victim of terror and MKO has killed 12,000 of the best Iranians," Larijani stated.
The First International Conference on Global Fight against Terrorism officially started work here in Tehran on Saturday with several 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
The anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization is applying every tactics and means within its reach to control dissident members, including shooting at defecting members to prevent them from leaving the MKO main camp in Iraq.
Over the last few weeks, some MKO members have managed to escape from the notorious Camp Ashraf (now the Camp of New Iraq), 60 kilometers north of Baghdad, while others have been injured
The terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) is reportedly opening fire on defecting members to prevent them from leaving their camp in Iraq's Diyala province.
Over the last few weeks, some MKO members have managed to escape from the notorious Camp Ashraf, 60 kilometers (37 miles) north of Baghdad, while others have been injured and captured, a Press TV correspondent reported.
Three of the detainees ventured a getaway through
Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi has warned against plots hatched by terrorists, emphasizing that intelligence services of the country completely monitor terrorist groups.
“Under the guidelines of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, intelligence services of the country fully supervise activities of all terrorist groups, including the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) which is nearing
Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili says the United States uses terrorism as a tool to breed insecurity in the region.
In a Wednesday meeting with Iraq's Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Jalili pointed to the dangerous outcomes of the continued presence of the members of the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) in Camp Ashraf in Iraq.
MKO members fled to Iraq in the 1980s, where they enjoyed the support