Powers’ meddling breeds terrorism in Mideast: Iran
Press TV -(Wed Jun 11, 2014) Tehran has slammed the recent terrorist attacks in Iraq, saying certain countries’ support for foreign-backed insurgents has fuelled unrest across the Middle East.
“Unfortunately during the past few days, we saw a number of terrorist attacks in different parts of Iraq… As the Islamic Republic of Iran had warned earlier, terrorism is not limited to a specific region and will spread beyond the [regional] countries,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said in her Wednesday press conference in Tehran.
“Unfortunately, what we are witnessing in Iraq is one of the consequences of the regional policies of some countries in supporting terrorists in the region,” she said.
“Iraq can overcome the terror problem by national unity. Eradicating terrorism across the globe requires concerted cooperation among all countries,” Afkham pointed out.
The United Nations has expressed grave concern over the takeover of several areas in northern Iraq by Takfiri militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
The Takfiri militants have so far captured several areas, including Nineveh Province’s capital of Mosul, along with parts of Kirkuk Province as well as the areas of Siniyah and Sulaiman Bek, located north of the capital Baghdad.
Some 500,000 Iraqis fled their homes in Mosul after ISIL militants took control, fearing escalation of violence.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has asked the UN, the European Union, and the Arab League to help the country fight the terrorists.