Iran’s president asks for Europe's serious action against terrorists
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with new Dutch Ambassador to Tehran, Jacques Werner, called on the European states to prosecute the terrorists living in Europe, including the masterminds of the recent terrorist attack in Southwestern Iran.
"Unfortunately, a number of individuals who have admitted responsibility for the terrorist attack (in Ahwaz) are living in Europe and we hope that the European countries would adopt the necessary measures in this regard and undoubtedly, such a move will be highly effective in mutual confidence-building and more intimacy between the two sides," President Rouhani said during the meeting in Tehran on Tuesday.
He underlined the necessity for all-out campaign against terrorism, and said, "Today, terrorism is not only a big problem for the region but also a problem for the world and therefore, all states are necessitated to make serious efforts against it after understanding the dangers of this big problem."
Werner submitted his credentials to President Rouhani, and said, "The Dutch government fully supports implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal and is determined to enhance banking ties with Iran, along with strengthening the EU's financial institutes, and does not allow the sanctions to leave negative impacts on economic relations between the two countries."
He said that the Dutch government strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Southwestern Iran, and added, "We, in Europe, will also take action to chase the culprits behind the terrorist act."
25 people lost their lives and 69 others were wounded in an attack by al-Ahwaziya terrorist group, whose leaders live in a number of European states, during the nationwide military parades in the Southwestern city of Ahwaz on September 22.