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Shamkhani deplores US measures to perpetuate terrorism in the region

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said the US and other western countries, instead of combating terrorist groups, are carrying out suspicious acts to sustain terrorism in the region.

“Unfortunately, instead of fighting terrorist elements, Western countries and the US continue to take suspicious measures in line with perpetuating terrorism and insecurity in the region,” Shamkhani said in a Sunday meeting with Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis in Tehran.

He added that such moves and their harmful effects will help spread terrorism across the globe.

Shamkhani further highlighted the importance of Syria-Syria talks, describing it as the best solution to end the ongoing crisis in the Arab country and reach a national consensus.

Khamis, for his part, briefed the Iranian official on the latest developments in Syria and stressed that the Syrian government will continue to pursue political means to resolve the conflict in the war-torn country.

He further thanked Iran for standing by his country and said security can be re-established in Syria only if certain countries change their stance toward terrorist groups.