Jul 18, 2018 11:16 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Dec 06, 2019 21:34 Asia/Tehran]

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blamed the US for supporting ISIS.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Euronews that Tehran has a good relationship with Russia and the Syrian government but blames the US for supporting ISIS.

“Now if US President Donald Trump wants to take credit for it, he should take credit for supporting ISIS which has been what the US and its' allies have been doing all along. The fact that US arms, US weapons have been found in the hands of ISIS and other extremist organizations is documented, is documented by western sources. So I think we should look at the realities, those who fought terrorism, those who fought extremism are Syrian people and those who work with Syria people", Iran's Foreign Minister added.

"We have good communication and coordination with Russia and with Syrian government and we will continue to do so. Our objective here is very clear, that is our objectives and the objective of the Russian Federation and that is to fight against terrorism and extremism”, Zarif  noted.

"What we need from the Europeans is both the political commitment, which they have made, now we need to see the measures in place on the ground, not simply in writing, not simply in words — in the banking sector, in the investment sector, in the energy sector, in the transportation sector, in the SME sector," Iran's Foreign Minister said.

"I believe generally Europe is underestimating its power and its influence, we believe that it should be more active in regional peace and security, in international peace and security as well as in promoting a greater cooperation and dialogue", Zarif said.

The remarks come as Iran has filed a suit against the US insisting that Washington's decision in May to impose sanctions after pulling out of a nuclear deal, violates a 1955 treaty between the two countries.

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