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Jan 09, 2022
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Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian: Were It Not For Soleimani And Iran, Mecca Would Be Under The Control Of ISIS Today

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Source: Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar)

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said in a January 9, 2022 interview on Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar) that if it were not for the "support" provided to the region's nations by Iran and Qasem Soleimani, Mecca could have been under the control of ISIS today. He said that Iranian involvement in the region is not interference in the affairs of other countries, and that Iran's missiles are aimed at the enemies of the region and of the Islamic world. Amir-Abdollahian added that he believes that Iran's friends realize the importance of its use of "these capabilities" in the service of the region's security and stability.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian: "What has made Iran an influential force in the region? On the second anniversary of the U.S. assassination of the martyr Soleimani, we say clearly that Iran has been and always will be on the positive and constructive side of the events in the region.

"If General Soleimani and Iran had not provided support to the region's nations in fighting ISIS and the extremist terrorism, especially in Syria and Iraq, the region would have looked different than it looks today, and Mecca might have been under the control of ISIS and the terrorists.

"Some would like to present this [regional] influence as interference in the affairs of these countries, but this is not true. We stress clearly that our missiles are aimed against the enemies of the region, the enemies of Iran, and the enemies of the Islamic world. I believe that our friends and the nations of the region and the Islamic world realize the importance of Iran's use of these capabilities in the service of the region's security and stability."

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