EU carries no enough weight to keep intl. pacts: Larijani

TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said that the European Union doesn’t carry enough weight to keep important international pacts in place.

He made the remarks Sunday while addressing the International Conference on the “Future of Islamic World in the Horizon of 2035” in Tehran.

Touching upon EU’s weakness, he added, “In the case of Iran’s Nuclear Deal, EU kept saying that they are there [to support Iran] but we saw nothing in practice. The European Union is not able to solve these issues in the international realm.”

Elsewhere he also warned Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates about their support for US sanctions against Iranian oil exports, noting that “The Iranian nation will not forget their [Saudi Arabia and UAE’s] behavior in regional developments … It seems that some don’t listen to reason.”

He also said that there is need to get into a cultural fight against different terrorist groups, adding, as far as security issues are concerned, terrorists such as ISIL may be defeated but the fact is that they still are active. “One should not consider them eliminated.”

These terrorist groups are influenced by Wahhabism and created by foreigners, he noted.

He called for studying these groups line of thought so as to determine the method of fighting against them, adding that there is a need to combat them in the cultural ground.

The international two-day ‘Future of Islamic World in the Horizon of 2035’ started today at the conference center of Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tehran. “The purpose of the conference is to achieve a scientific understanding of the present situation and possible futures of the Islamic world,” reads the official website of the University of Tehran.

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