News ID: 131070
Published: 1116 GMT November 17, 2015

Iranian, French presidents discuss terrorism over phone

Iranian, French presidents discuss terrorism over phone

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his French counterpart Francois Hollande in a telephone conversation on Tuesday called for counter-terrorism efforts and combating terrorism.

According to President Rouhani's Twitter account, the two sides called for creation of a world against violence and extremism, IRNA reported.

On Nov 14, President Rouhani strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Paris which claimed lives of over 120 civilians.

In a message to Hollande, the Iranian President condemned the terrorist attacks in Paris which claimed heavy casualties.

The president blasted the incident in the name of the Iranian nation.

President Rouhani said the death of many civilians in the terrorist attacks caused deep grief for the Iranian people.

He said he strongly condemned the incident on behalf of the Iranian nation who are themselves victims of the evil phenomenon of terrorism.

The President further underlined the need for global efforts to fight all terrorist groups.

A string of coordinated attacks in and around the French capital of Paris left at least 129 people dead and some 200 others injured; a state of emergency is declared in the European country shaken by the horrific attacks.

   
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