Campaign against terrorism in Syria successful: Larijani
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has hailed as fruitful the campaign against terrorism in Syria, saying prior attempts to fight the vicious phenomenon had been unsuccessful.
"The campaign against terrorism in the past had not been so successful and after attending to the active elements in the region and alertness to them, modern approaches were pursued by the regional countries to offer a solution in the fight against terrorism," Larijani said, Press TV reported.
Larijani made the remarks while speaking to reporters in Tehran on Saturday ahead of his departure for Islamabad to participate in a conference on the challenge of terrorism and inter-regional connectivity. Larijani's counterparts from Russia, Turkey, Afghanistan, China and Pakistan are also scheduled to attend the conference that opens on Sunday.
The top Iranian parliamentarian added that the six countries have always highlighted a campaign against terrorism.
He said the participants at the Islamabad summit plan to explore "sustainable" ways to fight terrorism.
Larijani also pointed to close Tehran-Islamabad relations and said on the sidelines of the conference he would hold separate meetings with his counterparts on possible avenues to remove obstacles in the way of further cooperation in various fields and expand economic ties.
Pakistan's National Assembly Secretariat is hosting the three-day conference focusing on Parliamentary Cooperation for Peace, Connectivity and Prosperity in the region.