NAM summit in Iran should hoist anti-terrorism flag: IRGC cmdr.
File photo shows the 15th meeting of the foreign ministers of the Non-Aligned Movement in the Iranian capital city, Tehran, in July 2008.
A senior commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the upcoming Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Iran should herald the onset of a fresh global campaign against terrorism.
In a Saturday statement, Deputy Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Yadollah Javani pointed to the developments in the post-9/11 era in which the US and the West formed the so-called anti-terrorism alliance and noted that this is while the US has now turned into the axis of global terrorism and this is manifest in Washington’s meddling in Iraq and Syria.
“Therefore, under the guidance of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the member states of the Non-Aligned Movement can stage an explicit campaign against terrorism and hoist the flag of the fight against terrorism,” he added.
Political observers say the US favors the presence of al-Qaeda militants and other extremists in Syria to help the country’s armed insurgents overthrow the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
Javani argued that the NAM summit in Iran will defuse the potential threats against the Islamic Republic, as the event will take place amid the West’s physchological warfare against Tehran and the all-out attempts by the enemies to exert pressure against the country.
The 16th summit of the NAM member states will be held in the Iranian capital on August 26-31.
The IRGC commander pointed to the presence of high-ranking representatives from 120 world nations in Tehran and called on the Iranian officials to use the opportunity to counter the enemies’ soft war against Tehran.
Javani also pointed to the West’s economic pressures and embargoes against Tehran over its nuclear energy program and expressed optimism that the Iranian officials will thwart the effects of the sanctions by clinching many economic deals on the sidelines of the NAM summit.