Iran’s ambassador to Kuwait says the country is ready to cooperate with the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf in fighting the Takfiri terrorist group of Daesh.
Interviewed by Kuwait’s Al-Jarida newspaper, Alireza Enayati said the country was open to such cooperation with its regional neighbors against all Takfiri groups and their affiliates.
The Islamic Republic has always confronted these groups and is aware of the dangers posed by them to the region and the world, he said, noting, “Our military advisors are engaged in fighting Daesh in Iraq and Syria.”
Iran has so far successfully thwarted Takfiris’ attempts against targets inside Iran as well.
Daesh and al-Nusra Front, the most brutal of such groups have been carrying out campaigns of terror in the region, most notably in Iraq and Syria.
Enayati also remarked on the claims made by an alleged Daesh-linked terrorist suspect, identified as “Ali Mohammad Omar” and said to be recently arrested by Kuwaiti security apparatuses. The arrestee has alleged that the terror outfit had cooperated with Iran and Syria.
The Iranian ambassador to Kuwait said such allegations are aimed at “falsely incriminating and slandering the Islamic Republic.”
“Daesh’s terrorist ideology has targeted Shia holy sites. And these Takfiris stage savage crimes aimed at shedding the blood of the followers of the Household of the Prophet (PBUH). So how can one believe that we would support our own killers?” Enayati said.
On Thursday, at least 40 people lost their lives and 75 others were injured when Daesh militants carried out a bombing and shooting attack near a holy Shia mausoleum in Balad, north of the Iraqi capital.
Iranian military advisers have been offering assistance to the governments of Iraq and Syria.
Late last month, US Secretary of State John Kerry praised the role Iran plays in the fight against Daesh Takfiris in Iraq, calling it “helpful.” “I can tell you that Iran in Iraq has been in certain ways helpful, and they clearly are focused on ISIL-Daesh, and so we have a common interest, actually,” he said, referring to the terror group by another acronym.