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Imam Khamenei: US, West Not Serious in Fighting Terrorism
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said certain powers, naming the US in particular, are neither sincere nor serious in the campaign against terrorism.
"Certain powers, particularly the US, are not sincere and serious in [their] alleged campaign against terrorism, but Muslim countries can distance the Muslim world from such threat through honest cooperation," the Leader added.
He further referred to Washington's aid to Daesh [the Arabic acronym for the Takfiri "ISIS" group] terrorist militants operating in Iraq as an example of dishonest behaviors by various self-declared anti-terror coalitions, saying: "In a bid to justify their double-standards, they classify terrorism into good and bad [categories]."
Besides, Imam Khamenei stressed that terrorists of European nationality are massively wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria.
"These realities prove the lack of seriousness on the part of the West, particularly the Americans, in the fight against terrorism," he stated, adding that Muslim nations are facing the threat of terrorist groups "acting in the name of Islam but in fact [acting] against Islam and Muslims."
"On the other hand, certain Western powers are not willing to see Muslim countries united and stand by each other."
The Imam later stressed that tackling the threat of terrorism and the double-dealings of world powers requires enhanced cooperation among Muslim countries within the framework of wise and logical policies.
For his part, the Kazakh president also echoed Imam Khamenei's call for unity in the Muslim world, saying Islam is the religion of progress, unity and fight on terrorism.
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