Sunday, June 04, 2017

From RT.

London Bridge attack is a wake up call to stop supporting terrorism - Iran

4 June 2017

The recent attack in London (click here) should serve as a “wake-up call” for the international community to start taking an “honest and responsible" approach to terrorism and root out the “financial and ideological sources of violence,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry said.

Iran has condemned the London terrorist attack, which left seven dead and at least 48 injured on Saturday night, adding that the recent surge in terrorism worldwide should serve as a “wake-up call” for the international community.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi called on certain states to stop “pursuing their short-term political and economic goals, which seem to be strategic, in favor of security for their citizens as well as the entire world.”

“To uproot terror, it is necessary that they [those states] address the root causes as well as main financial and ideological sources of extremism and violence, which are clear to everyone,” Press TV quoted the spokesman as saying.

The sole way to end global terrorism, according to Qassemi, is “to play an honest and responsible part in the global wave against terrorism and extremism free from any double standard.”...

Iran is not responsible for these attacks. These were men attracted to Daesh's charismatic movement. The reason they were attracted to it, is the real question.

I would suggest the Iranian Foreign Minister Bahram Qassemi consolidate this view into a speech for the UN and address his point of view from a country frequently accused of supporting terrorist networks.