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Publish Date: 17:37 - 25 January 2018
TEHRAN, January 25 - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif rejected US and Saudi attempts for distorting facts about Daesh, including their support for the terrorist group.

Zarif stresses Iran’s role in defeating Riyadh-Washington-backed DaeshTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - “No amount of ‘alternative facts’ by Trump & Co’s echo chamber, ‘vision of light’ spin by KSA, or credit –grabbing by the US defeat of ISIS will change the facts that:

1. It was Iran who helped the people of Iraq &Syria deafeat ISIS

2. It was the US and KSA who armed it,” he wrote in official tweeter page.

By ‘vision of light’, Zarif hinted at Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir’s comments at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday.


Zarif stresses Iran’s role in defeating Riyadh-Washington-backed Daesh

Jubeir, whose country’s support for terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and Daesh is an open secret, criticized Iran for what he said was its destabilizing behavior in the region, Tasnim reported.

“In the Middle East, we have two competing visions. Vision of light ... and we have a vision of darkness, and the vision of darkness is sectarianism, it’s trying to restore an empire that was destroyed thousands of years ago, it’s using sectarianism and terrorism in order to interfere in the affairs of other countries,” the Saudi foreign minister told a panel at the forum.

“History has shown that light always prevails over darkness.”

The US has also accused Iran of supporting terrorism.

Tehran categorically rejected the allegations and regards the US as a countries involved in spreading terrorism in the region.


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