Aug 5, 2017, 2:16 PM
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Speaker: Regional solidarity, unity to uproot terrorism

Tehran, Aug 5, IRNA – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said here on Saturday that solidarity and unity of regional states will uproot terrorism.

Larijani made the remarks in a meeting with Lebanese Speaker Nabih Berri, who is here to attend President Hassan Rouhani's swearing-in ceremony.

Larijani said, 'Over the past several months, Iraq and Lebanon managed to deal a deadly blow on Daesh and we hope that entire territory of the countries, engaged in clashes with terrorists, will be cleared of terrorists soon and they will be uprooted through solidarity.'

Larijani went on to say, 'Now, Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria are in better condition today than the past few years and I am confident that you can by your own forces pull Daesh forces completely out of your own territory and regain the part occupied by them.'

He said, 'The Islamic Republic of Iran welcomed Astana talks to resolve Syria problems because it believed the best method of solving problems is holding diplomatic dialogue and it can be said that in the Astana talks positive steps, even minor, have been taken in that connection and this is the source of hope.'

Head of Iran legislation power voiced pleasure with recent victories in Iraq and Lebanon and said, 'Solidarity and unity among regional countries and the states, gripped with terrorists, led to such victories and I am confident that if minor differences are set aside, you can uproot terrorists in the region.'

Larijani said, 'We do not expect problems are settled in Syria too soon and surely, a long way is ahead to solve problems there but we should not give up.'

He added that despite attacks launched by terrorist on the country, Lebanon has in the past years been afflicted with problems caused by immigration from Syria and Palestine because some terrorists entered Lebanese soil through the same way but we managed to push them out and we hope to regain the soil remaining with the occupiers.'

Berri for his part said, 'As for Iraq, it is feared that there might be a disintegration at work and we hope that the country, which has gained a big victory, would not face any obstacle on the way of real and big victory due to internal differences and that the Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis will be beside each other.'

As for Palestine, he said, 'What is of importance for us is the issue of Palestine. In our opinion, major terrorist is the same as Israel and we managed to pull it out of Lebanese territory through our unity and we hope that the resistance forces will push Israel out through help of regional states and Iran. We also believe in diplomacy and we should not be deceived by such sweet labels as Arabian spring because Israel and the US want to attain their goals through such illusive labels and we should not let such a thing happen. We hope to solve regional problems through diplomatic dialogue and not to allow others interfere in our destiny.'

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