US relocates ISIL terrorists to Afghanistan

TEHRAN, Dec. 07 (MNA) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said that the US government has relocated a number of ISIL terrorists to Afghanistan last year, the issue of which can bring about instability in Iraq and Syria as also in other regions in Asia.

He made the remarks in a meeting with Chinese Vice Chairman Chen Zhu of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Thu. Dec. 6.

In the meeting, Larijani pointed to the key role of China in the current complicated situation of the region and world, saying “fortunately, the relationship between Iran and China is at a high level, so that the political consultations between the two countries in different levels show the depth of bilateral ties.”

Then, Larijani placed special emphasis on maintaining Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) by other 5+1 countries after the US pullout from Iran’s nuclear deal and said, “under such circumstances, if other countries involved in Iran’s nuclear talk failed to take effective steps in this regard, JCPOA will fail.” 

He once again emphasized the key role of China, Russia and other European countries in maintaining this important nuclear deal.

Cooperation of six countries including Iran, China, Pakistan, Turkey, Russia and Afghanistan in countering terrorism is very important specially at the time that the US government relocated a number of ISIL terrorists to Afghanistan last year, Larijani concluded.

For his part, Chen Zhu, said that maintaining stability and strengthening bilateral trade and business cooperation is important in this field and we hope that the said conference will be successfully held.”

He visited Iran on Dec. 6 to attend the 2nd Conference of Parliament Speakers of 6 Asian Countries to counter terrorism. 

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