Terror Crushing Iran Ready To Help Mali Against Radical Terror Groups

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has voiced concern over the presence of terror groups in Mali, saying Tehran is ready for cooperation with the violence-hit state in its battle against terrorism and extremism.

In a Thursday meeting with Mali’s Prime Minister Modibo Keita in Bamako, Zarif described the West African country as “the cradle of moderate and tolerant Islam,” saying Iran regrets the presence of extremist groups there.

Zarif further said extremism is an “ugly phenomenon” which is also plaguing the Middle East region besides Africa, stressing that “Iran is prepared to cooperate with Mali in the area of fighting terrorism and extremism.” Read full