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Iran says sees no need to cooperate with UK, U.S. in fight against terrorists in Iraq
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_NA3(38).jpgTEHRAN - Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, has said that Iran sees no need to cooperate with the U.S. and Britain in fight against terrorists in Iraq.
 
He made the remarks in an interview with the Alalam news channel published on Tuesday.
 
“If they (the U.S. and Britain) are determined in campaign against terrorism in Iraq, they should prove it in practice,” he stated.
 
He went on to say that Iran considers campaign against terrorism as an “international, human and moral duty”.
 
So far the U.S. and Britain have just focused on providing security for their nationals and protecting their diplomatic headquarters in Iraq, Amir-Abdollahian said. 
 
“However, we know that the U.S., Saudi Arabia and many other countries in the region are concerned about the ISIL’s acts and are about to make serious decisions to fight against ISIL,” he added.
 
Elsewhere in his remarks, he stated that Iran’s redline is its national security.
 
He added that since the outset of the crisis in Iraq, Iran’s Armed Forces have been closely monitoring the borders to prevent terrorist groups from approaching the country.
 
NA/PA

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