Jul 12, 2014, 1:43 PM
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Arrogant powers aim to undermine Islam

Kabul, July 12, IRNA – Iran's Consul General in Herat, Afghanistan, Mahmoud Afkhami Rashidi said on Saturday that the world arrogant powers aim to undermine Islam in the name of the religion.

He made the remarks while commenting on the emergence of Takfiri and terrorist groups in certain Islamic states such as Iraq.

Speaking to IRNA, Rashidi regretted outbreak of unrests in some Muslim countries.

"Terrorism has currently expanded its geographical boundaries from a region to the entire world, particularly to the Islamic states," said the diplomat.

He referred to President Hassan Rouhani's World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE) proposal which was presented to heads of state during his address to the UN Disarmament Conference in New York on September 25, 2013.

The proposal was overwhelmingly ratified at the UN General Assembly with 190 votes as the WAVE Act.

It urges UN member states to take “appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace and achieve international cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character.”

"Last year President Rouhani warned world leaders that they should cooperate in saving the world which faced terrorist threats," Rashidi added.

He noted that President Rouhani repeated his call this year by sending separate messages to the leaders of the Islamic countries on the verge of the fasting month of Ramadan, urging them to use the holy month as a chance to restore peace and friendship to the world.

Rashidi denounced crimes made by the Daesh terrorist group, better known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), noting that the terrorists are pursuing a long term plan.

They moved towards Iraq after being defeated in Syria, Rashidi said.

He urged Muslim countries to "work hand in hand" to fight against ISIS threats.

The Iranian diplomat stressed that terrorism can be eradicated from the region through convergence and cooperation of regional states, regional agreements and a global determination.