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Iranian Speaker: Military Action Only Way to Stop ISIL


Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani blasted the countries which have kept mum on the crimes committed by the ISIL, and said military action is the only means to destroy the terrorist group. The ISIL has turned into a killing poison and a means for contempt of Islam, Larijani said, addressing a gathering in the Western town of Hamedan on Wednesday.

Military campaign is the only means which can contain the ISIL insurgency, not the words and slogans, he added.

Larijani also lambasted the countries which have kept silence on ISIL crimes.

In relevant remarks in December, the Iranian top lawmaker underlined that the so-called anti-ISIL coalition led by the US had proved futile in fighting the terrorist groups and is just meant to serve as a political gesture.

“The western coalition to fight the ISIL terrorists is merely a political gesture in the world and they don’t do anything in practice,” Larijani said, addressing a ceremony in Tehran.

He said that the western countries merely pay lip service in fighting terrorism but Iran takes practical steps in this regard, specially by assisting Iraq in its campaign against terrorist groups.

“It was the Islamic Republic of Iran which stopped the advance of the savage terrorists in Iraq and established (relative) peace in that country,” Larijani added.

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