04 October 2015
Iran can take an effective role in fighting terrorism in Middle East, once it revises its policies towards the region, James Dorsey, senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies believes.
Speaking on what Iran can offer to fight regional terrorism, the expert said that obviously, this relates to Iranian support for groups like Lebanon’s Hezbollah as well as its support for the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad as well as operations of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force.
“Iran’s contributions would have to be pressuring the Iraqi government to adopt more inclusive policies towards Sunnis, seeing Assad as part of the problem rather than the solution and ensuring that non-conventional groups with which it is aligned refrain from terrorism, and contribute to nation and state building by for example laying down its arms in Lebanon and withdrawing from Syria,” Dorsey told Trend Oct. 3.
RSIS / Online
Last updated on 05/10/2015