Nov 15, 2019 07:50 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Dec 12, 2019 15:19 Asia/Tehran]
  • Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif
    Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister has said that the ISIS terrorist group is trying to shift its base to Afghanistan.

Iran Press/ Iran news: Mohammad Javad Zarif said that by strengthening ISIL base in Afghanistan, this group poses a common threat to India, Pakistan, Russia and even China.

In an interview with India Today, Zarif said: "These countries need to unite to fight the threat emanating from the terror group."

"The revival of IS (also known as Daesh) is the source of common concern between India, Iran and Pakistan. The terror outfit is moving its base from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan. There are territories within Afghanistan that are of great concern for everyone. The threat is not faced by just one country, but the entire region," Javad Zarif said.

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"These [reports] are serious developments. We are routinely engaging with our Indian friends over relocation of IS and the threat emanating from the move. We are also in touch with Pakistan, Russia and China. This [fight against terrorism] is an issue that can unite all of us," Zarif said.

When asked about the role of the US, he said, "The US won't come to our rescue. We have to help ourselves."

Since the beginning of formation of ISIL, this group received substantial military and financial support from United States.

The terrorist group attacked vast swathes of Iraq and Syria, committing myriads of crimes. 207

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