Kharrazi: Iran Concerned by Possible ‘Hasty’ US Reaction
Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi on Sunday expressed concern over possible "hasty" US attacks on Afghanistan in retaliation for Tuesday's terrorist assault on its landmarks, which left thousands dead or missing, reported the official Iranian news agency (IRNA).
"Hasty reactions can solve no problems, and the problem should be dealt with fundamentally and under international efforts and cooperation," Kharrazi said in a telephone conversation with his British counterpart Jack Straw.
"Islam is opposed to terror and all Islamic countries have condemned the terrorist attacks against the United States," he said, reiterating that such attacks should not be attributed to Muslims.
Kharrazi blasted Israel for its exploitation of the status quo, saying, "Unfortunately, Israel has escalated its strikes against the innocent Palestinians and this is a blatant manifestation of international terrorism."
For his part, the British foreign secretary gave an upbeat assessment of the "sharp and swift" stance adopted by Iran against the terrorist attacks on the US, said the agency.
"We are committed to reinforce our fight against terrorism by using all levers at disposal within the framework of international conventions," Straw said – Albawaba.com
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