Iran reiterates support for Russia’s war on terrorism

October 22, 2015

TEHRAN – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani on Wednesday reiterated Tehran’s position that Iran supports Russia’s air attacks against terrorists in Syria, noting Moscow move is based on a “realistic” view and a request by the Syrian government.

“Fighting terrorism is not a tactical and temporary issue, and given the spread of terrorist acts in the region [the Mideast], there should be a well-organized plan to counter them,” Larijani said before traveling to Russia on Wednesday.

Larijani traveled to Russia to attend the 12th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club.

He said that the meeting revolves around the serious threats to the world.

He described the meeting as a good opportunity to focus on challenges in the region.

The Valdai Discussion Club was established in 2004. It was named after Lake Valdai, which is located close to Veliky Novgorod, where the club’s first meeting took place. The club’s goal is to promote dialogue between Russian and international intellectual elite, and to make an independent, unbiased scientific analysis of political, economic and social events in Russia and the rest of the world.