24 Dec 2017 12:17

Iranian parliament speaker proposes interaction of Iranian, Russian, Turkish, Pakistani, Afghan, Chinese intelligence services for efficient fight against terrorism

ISLAMABAD. Dec 24 (Interfax) - Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has suggested that his country, Russia, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan and China start interacting on the level of national intelligence services in order to effectively fight terrorism.

"It is very important to develop a mechanism for an interaction of intelligence services in order to fight terrorism," Larijani said at the six-nation Speakers Conference on the challenges of terrorism in Islamabad on Sunday. The conference comprises delegations from the six countries featuring parliamentary speakers from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, and Turkey and Chinese representatives.

"I would like to uphold the proposal to set up a working group for information exchange between intelligence services," Larijani said.

He went on to urge the six nations to cooperate in the fight against terrorism in the areas of finance and information.

As one of the causes of the spread of terrorism, Larijani referred to U.S. arms shipments to the Middle East, describing the actions of U.S. President Donald Trump as 'provocative'. "How would they be selling arms if there was peace in the region?" Larijani said.