Jul 9, 2014, 6:37 PM
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Iran critical of US inaction to thwart menace of terrorism in Iraq

Tehran, July 9, IRNA – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Wednesday slammed the US inaction to thwart the menace of terrorism in Iraq.

Amir-Abdollahian who is in Oman as part of his regional tour, made the remarks in a meeting with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi.

During the meeting which was mainly focused on issues of mutual interest and the latest regional developments, particularly the humanitarian plight in Iraq, Amir-Abdollahian called on the US to take a clear stance on acts of terror taking place in Iraq.

He underlined the need for all regional states to engage in talks to maintain stability and security of the region.

He said that divisive policies of the external governments on Iraq and crimes committed by their regional agents pose a threat to the region and the entire world.

He stressed the need for strong fight against terrorism along with support for democracy in Iraq as two key factors to help resolve the country's problems.

The deputy foreign minister referred to the significant role of all religious leaders, including Sunni, Shia Muslims and the Iraqi Kurdish people, to help unite the Iraqi nation against the terrorists.

He praised the Iraqi army and the volunteers fighting against the violent insurgency across the country.

In the meantime, the Iraqi foreign minister said that all Iraqi groups should respect the country's Constitution, urging them to quickly elect their officials within the framework of the Constitution.

Yusuf bin Alawi said he was surprised at the lack of a strategic view about the regional developments from some governments.

He reiterated that the Iraqi leaders are able to overcome the Iraqi problem by themselves, rejecting any possible intervention by outside powers in the country.

Amir-Abdollahian began his regional tour to Kuwait, Oman and the United Arab Emirates to review Iraqi developments on Monday.