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Iranian FM blames US for spread of terrorism

17 February 2010 [18:23] - TODAY.AZ
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has criticized the Middle East policies of the US and other world powers, blaming them for the expansion of terrorism, extremism and global insecurity.
"The economic crisis, expansion of terrorism, extremism and insecurity in the world are the outcomes of policies of the United States and world powers," Mottaki said on Wednesday.

"How can the powers, who are unable to resolve their own problems, claim to settle international woes?" They don't even accept their misguided policies," he added in a meeting with Belarusian Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov.

Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the United States invaded Afghanistan, allegedly to root out militancy in the country.

The costly, fatal conflict is stretching into its ninth year as thousands of Afghan civilians have been killed both by acts of violence, including bombings and daily clashes, and US military operations in the country.

Such developments explain how the US President Obama's administration might even be willing to accept (Taliban) militants to play a potentially central role in Afghanistan's future.

/Press TV/

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