Some western countries' support main cause of terrorism growth in west Asia

TEHRAN, Dec. 25 (MNA) – "Support provided by some western countries is the main reason for the expansion of terrorism in West Asia," Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Gholamhossein Dehghani said on Wednesday in Moscow.

He made the remarks in a meeting with his Russian Deputy FM Oleg Syromolotov.

In this meeting the two sides explored avenues for encountering terrorism in the region, in particular in Syria.

The Russian deputy FM, for his part, criticized the double-standard policy applied by some countries in defining terrorism and measures to combat it.

He also called for further cooperation with Iran on security issues.

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