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Iran dismisses ‘selective’ fight against terrorism

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri

Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri has dismissed a “selective” approach to the fight against terrorism, calling for firm determination at the international level to battle the phenomenon.

Jahangiri said on Sunday that terror acts threaten global peace and security whether in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon or in Paris, adding, “They are victimizing innocent humans.”

He emphasized that those who are organizing terrorist groups and providing them with financial and arms support should be confronted.

Jahangiri said some countries have definitely played a role in the formation of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group and its survival.

The Iranian vice president’s remarks came in the wake of terrorist attacks in the French capital, Paris, and Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon.

Daesh has claimed responsibility for the deadly assaults.

About 130 people were killed and roughly 350 injured, nearly 100 of whom in critical condition, after assailants struck at least six different venues in and around the French capital late on Friday.

In another terrorist attack on Thursday, 44 people were killed and nearly 240 others were injured when two large explosions rocked a security post in Hussaineya Street in the crowded Borj al-Barajneh neighborhood in a southern suburb of the Lebanese capital of Beirut.

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