EU concerned over rising terrorism in the Middle East
A Romanian official says threats emanating from terrorism and extremism in the Middle East are a source of concern for the European Union (EU), of which his country is a member.
Romanian Deputy Foreign Minister Carmen Burlacu made the comments in a Wednesday meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in the Iranian capital, Tehran, where both sides discussed regional and international relations.
The Romanian official voiced his country’s misgivings over the spread of terrorism and extremism, and underscored Iran’s pivotal role in promoting security and settling problems in the region.
Pointing to Iran’s potentialities in the Middle East, Burlacu said the region is in a very critical condition and cooperation is a must to help restore regional stability and security.
She further said that Bucharest seeks to hold consultations with different countries, particularly the Islamic Republic, in that respect.
The Iranian official, in turn, outlined the country’s position regarding the developments in the Middle East and said “The Islamic Republic of Iran is closely monitoring the developments in regional countries.”
Amir-Abdollahian further highlighted the significance of interaction and exchange of views with regional and international parties to resolve the problems in the region.
The Iranian official also highlighted the importance of boosting political processes in a bid to undermine extremist ideologies and counter terror.
He called for an end to “dangerous” and “unconventional” methods, namely using terrorist groups, to undercut legal and democratic processes in the region.