Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said that Iran has been a victim of terrorism and a pioneer in the fight against it.

Iran Press/EuropeMaria Zakharova on Saturday ruled out US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's alleged Iranian link with al Qaeda, saying that many pieces of evidence indicate Iran's serious efforts to counter terrorists, particularly in Syria and Iraq.

The US officials keep silent toward Iran's effective fight against terrorists; and this behavior shows that they want to blacken the realities about Iran, she underlined.

There is no information about Iran's possible link with al Qaeda, said the Russian spokeswoman.

Russia is ready to strengthen economic relations with Iran as there are due potentials and facilities to achieve the end, she added.


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