Iran on Monday vowed it will not allow the revive of ISI Takfiri group in Iraq and other countries in the region.
During weekly presser, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Kahtibzadeh touched upon several regional issues.
“We have deep, historical and multifaceted ties with the Iraqi people. The suffering of the Iraqi people is our suffering; therefore, the recent terrorist incident [in Baghdad] also affected us,” he was quoted as saying by Mehr news agency, referring to Baghdad terrorist bombing which killed
“Iran, along with its allies, will not allow the ISIL terrorists to resume their activities in Iraq and other countries.”
Emphasizing that terrorism is rooted in ideological and organizational extremism, Khatibzadeh said, “Of course, the tracks of some [foreign] elements have been seen in these actions.”
“There seems to be a third party that tried to fish in the troubled waters by disturbing the situation in the region in order to achieve their own goals,” he stressed.
Talks with Saudi Arabia
Khatibzadeh, meanwhile, reiterated the Islamic Republic’s readiness to hold talks with Saud Arabia as long as Saudis leave their violence in the region.
“If Saudi Arabia moves away from the vicious cycle of violence and cooperation with extra-regional countries, and this is reflected in Riyadh’s speech and behavior, we will open our arms to talks and take more effective steps.”
“We cannot see that the daily bombing in Yemen on the one hand, and talks about peace in Yemen on the other hand.”
He noted that improving such a situation takes courage and a change of discourse on the Saudi side.
US’ Rejoining of N. Deal
On the 2015 nuclear deal, the Iranian diplomat stressed that US’ return to the pact should be accompanied by responsibility and commitment.
Khatibzadeh said it is not possible for a government to unilaterally withdraw from a UNSCR-backed deal one day and return to it later without any promises.
“This is not possible. No one should be allowed to use the deal’s Articles and Clauses for their own purposes and question the whole deal.”
“Returning to JCPOA must be with commitment and responsibility,” the spokesman said, referring to the official name of the deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action).
Source: Iranian media