Dividing Terrorism into Good and Bad Worsened Security Situation in Entire World: Abdollahian


MONTREUX, Switzerland- Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has stressed that using terrorism as a tool to serve certain agendas and dividing it into good and bad have worsened the security situation in the Middle East and the entire world.  

Abdollahian made the remarks while addressing the annual meeting of the World Policy Conference (WPC) in the Swiss city of Montreux on Sunday.

Iraqi Forces Kill 94 Daesh Militants in Military Operations

Nearly 100 terrorists with the Takfiri Daesh terror group have been killed during separate military operations by Iraqi armed forces and allied Popular Mobilization units in different parts of Iraq.

A total of 54 Daesh terrorists were killed after Iraqi fighter jets launched aerial attacks against terrorist positions in the Makhoul Mountains, which lie 40 kilometers (24.8 miles) north of the provincial capital city of Tikrit, in the northern province of Salahuddin.

Iran Has Decisive Role in Fight against Mideast Terror


UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said Iran is an influential country in the Middle East which has a determining role in the fight against terrorism in the region.

He made the remarks in a meeting here on Wednesday with the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian during which they reviewed the latest developments in Yemen and the outcome of the UN envoy's consultations with representatives of the political parties and warring sides.

In the meeting held prior to the second round of inter-Yemeni negotiations, the Iranian diplomat welcomed Cheikh Ahmed's intensive and continued efforts to restore stability and tranquility in Yemen and hoped that with the contribution of regional countries, the new round of talks will lead to a durable agreement.

Is Russia Main Reason Why Paris Does Not Ask NATO for Help Against ISIL?

Several hours after the world woke up to the night of terror in Paris, French President Francois Hollande declared that the attacks were "an act of war" executed and planned by ISIL .

"Faced with war, the country must take appropriate action," he added, prompting many to say that the French leader could then invoke Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, which stipulates that an attack on one country should be treated as an attack on all NATO members.

Russia Increases Pressure on Islamic State in Syria

Strategic bombers belonging to the Russian air force have conducted bombings and rocket strikes on Islamic State positions, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, the Defense Ministry reported on its website Tuesday.

“The number of flights has been doubled, which allows [us] to make powerful, precise strikes against Islamic State militants throughout the depth of Syria,” Shoigu said, according to RT.