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Iran’s president extols regional efforts to uproot Daesh

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has lauded the defeat of the Daesh terror group in Iraq and Syria, thanking all the nations and forces who pooled their resources to crush the remnants of the Takfiri outfit in the two neighboring countries.

Speaking at a gathering in Tehran on Tuesday, Rouhani congratulated Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, and expressed his gratitude to the armed forces and peoples of Iran, Iraq, Syria as well as Lebanon for their endeavors to set the stage for the ultimate victory over Daesh.

The extremist groups, Rouhani added, “have brought nothing but misery, destruction, massacre and barbarism” to the region.

Backed by popular groups and Iranian military advisors, armed forces in Iraq and Syria have managed to flush Daesh terrorists out of their last strongholds in both countries, declaring full victory over the notorious terror group.

Iranian chief executive lashed out at “global powers and certain reactionary states in the region” for funding and arming the Takfiri terrorist group.

“We never imagined that the criminals, supported by the West, Americans and the evil Zionist regime, would commit such crimes in the 21st century,” said the Iranian president.

Commenting on the agenda of the upcoming tripartite summit meeting on the Syria crisis in Russia’s Sochi, Rouhani said he would hold talks with his Russian and Turkish counterparts over the future of Syria and the region in the post-Daesh era.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Rouhani slammed the Arab League’s double standards in addressing regional issues, particularly its silence on the Saudi crimes during its brutal war against Yemen.

The Iranian president also called the pan-Arab bloc “old, worn-out, exhausted and ineffective,” saying the body convened in Cairo to express regret over a missile attack by Yemen’s revolutionaries in response to Saudi-led massive campaign of airstrikes.

Rouhani lashed out at the Arab leaders for their failure to take action when Takfiri terrorists were committing crimes in Iraq and Syria.

He also slammed the organization for not standing behind Lebanon when the country was fighting terrorist groups in the town of Arsal on the Syrian border.

The Iranian president also accused the bloc of turning a blind eye to the ongoing Israeli aggression against Palestinians.