Europe safer thanks to Iran's anti-terror efforts: Rouhani to Merkel
Tehran (KNA) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Iran's anti-terror efforts in the Middle East region have helped make the world a safer place.
"Determined to achieve and maintain regional stability and security, Iran has always tried to de-escalate tensions in the region and under no condition does it welcome more tensions," Rouhani told the German leader in a phone conversation on Thursday.
Citing Iran's military advisory role in Iraq and Syria as examples, the Iranian head of state said even Europe has benefited from the Islamic Republic's successful anti-terror efforts.
"The battle that Iran and the people of Iraq and Syria fought against Daesh terrorists has brought relatively good levels of security to Syria and Iraq, and has benefitted the region and the world, including Europe," he asserted.