Khatibzadeh: Int'l community should be vigilant against re-emergence of ISIS

Tehran (IP)- The Foreign Ministry spokesman called on the international community to be vigilant against the spread of thought and the re-emergence of ISIS terrorist group.

Iran Press/Iran news:  "Saeed Khatibzadeh" on Friday congratulated the third anniversary of the victory of the Iraqi government and people over the terrorist group ISIS, noting that this victory was the result of the strong will and united struggle of the government, nation and the Iraqi military and security forces and all inspired by the country's religious authority, Ayatollah Sistani against terrorism.

Referring to the Islamic Republic of Iran's support for Iraq in defeating ISIS terrorism, the Foreign Ministry spokesman added: "The Iranian government and people have always stood by the Iraqi government and people and will not withhold any assistance for the unity, security, stability, establishment, development and prosperity of Iraq."

The official emphasized: "We witness how the blood of the martyrs of the two countries merged in this holy struggle and the support and sympathy of the two governments reached its peak in the incident of the assassination of Gen. Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis as commanders of the fight against terrorism and extremism.

A spokesman said: "Although ISIS's military force was defeated, takfiri, anti-human, terrorist ideologies and its overt and covert regional and supranational support continue, and the international community needs to be vigilant against the spread of ideology and its re-emergence."


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