Iran FM: US should stop supporting terrorism
Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Sunday expressed hope that Washington would stop supporting terrorism. Mottaki made the remarks at a joint press conference with his visiting Turkish counterpart Ali Babacan.
Terrorist activities in northern Iraq have increased following the presence of foreign forces in that country, the Iranian said reiterating, "Such activities are carried out through foreign support."
According to IRNA, the Iranian foreign minister denounced secret agreements reached between the US and terrorist groups, stressing that such relations have prevented Washington from adopting policies against those groups. Referring to last night telephone conversation between the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Turkish and Iraqi counterparts, he said, "The sides reviewed regional developments and expressed their concern about terrorist operations."
Condemning terrorist activities, Mottaki underscored the need for serious international measures to prevent such activities. "The regional states as well as the international community can overcome small groups whose logic is based on weapons and terror," he said.