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Iran, Russia and Syria Declare a Decisive Battle Against All Terrorist Groups

June 10, 2016 (EIRNS)—Following their meeting at Tehran on June 9, defense ministers of Iran, Russia and Syria

"have agreed to step up cooperation in their fight against Takfiri terrorist groups and their sponsors who are to be blamed for the regional crises, especially in Syria and Iraq,"

Fars News Agency reported today.

"We made decisions for what must be done on the regional and operational levels in an agreed upon and coordinated manner,"

Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan said today.

Dehqan reiterated denunciations of support from the U.S. and Saudi Arabia for ”moderate” rebels that he claimed are no different from the Islamic State (ISIS) and al-Qaeda. The three defense ministers, Russia’s Sergei Shoigu, Syria’s Fahad Jassem al-Freij, and Iran’s General Dehqan discussed the latest regional development and the ways for expanding fight against terrorism.

Subsequently, Mehr News Agency reported that at the sidelines of the meeting, Iran’s Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Ali Shamkhani said that with further military cooperation among Iran, Russia and Syria against terrorism, the three countries can also activate their political capacities to achieve a comprehensive strategy to stop war and bloodshed.