Rouhani: Iran ready to assist other countries in fighting terrorism

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Iran is ready to provide assistance to other countries in the Middle East region in the fight against terrorism, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

According to him, Tehran was the first to answer the call of the authorities in Damascus to help them fight terrorism.

«In the fight against international terrorism, we are very serious and ready at the request of the other countries in the region to provide such assistance,» — said the Iranian leader the beginning of the meeting with Turkish and Russian colleagues Recep Erdogan and Vladimir Putin in Sochi.

He stressed that all Iran’s efforts are based «on the principles and norms of international law» and support stability in the region. «Our strategy is based on cooperation, not competition,» explained Rouhani.