Iranian National Security Committee Chairman Cites US As A Cause Of Terrorism
Chairman of Iran Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Vahid Jalalzadeh at a meeting with Danish Ambassador to Tehran Jesper Vahr stated that the long-standing presence of US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan has led to the growth of terrorism.
"The policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran has always been to establish stability and peace in the region without the intervention of extra-regional countries, and experience has shown that the presence of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan has led to the growth of terrorism, insecurity and crisis in these countries," he added.
"The transit of drugs from the borders of Afghanistan to Europe has imposed a lot of costs on our country and it is necessary for the EU countries to play a more effective and active role in this fight," Jalazadeh noted.
The meeting between the Iranian and Danish representatives was aimed at strengthening economic and social ties between the two countries. Nevertheless, the provocative statements of the Iranian high-ranking official did not cause disagreement with the position of the European representative.
Danish Ambassador to Tehran Jesper Vahr, for his part, said, "There are good parliamentary relations between the Danish and Iranian parliaments and it is hoped that in the future, continuous parliamentary talks and consultations will be developed and expanded."
"Despite the sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Danish government is trying to revive economic relations between the two countries," he added, according to Mehr News Agency.
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