Hassan Rouhani: Terrorism is foundation of Israeli regime

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Iran
Monday, 31 August 2015

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the Israeli regime has been founded and continues to survive on terrorism.

President Rouhani made the remark at an international conference commemorating the Iranian victims of terrorism in the capital, Tehran, on Monday.

“This regime (Tel Aviv) began its work on the basis of intimidation, terror and occupation, and is continuing [to move on] the same anti-human path today,” Rouhani said.

In his keynote speech, the president also referred to Takfiri groups, including Daesh, Taliban and Boko Haram, as other sources of terrorism in the region.

Another example of terrorism, he said, is ideological terrorism, in which a group of fanatics commits acts of terror under the cover of religion.

President Rouhani said terrorism has turned into an organized practice, saying a “global will” is required to wipe out terror.

Terrorism is one of the scourges plaguing the human community since old times, said the president, adding, “In the modern world and modern politics, terror and terrorists have taken on a new shape.”

He said Iran itself has been a victim of terrorism.

“Following the victory of the [1979] Islamic Revolution, Iran first fell victim to terror and terrorism, and second, it fell victim to an imposed war [by Iraq in the 1980s]; and in the very same war, it (Iran) fell victim to weapons of mass destruction,” the president said.

He then took a swipe at Washington for having adopted double standards in dealing with terrorism.

President Rouhani said the US and certain other Western states bang the drum for fighting terrorism but turn a blind eye to the acts of terror committed by notorious terrorists who have killed thousands of innocent people in Iran and who are walking free with impunity and carrying out ostensibly political activities in the very same Western countries.

He also decried the United Nations and other international bodies for failing to take serious action to tackle terrorism, saying they have never condemned the Israeli regime for committing war crimes and acts of genocide as well as conducting organized attacks against Palestinians.

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