President Rouhani: Daesh terrorist group uprooted

Tehran– President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday welcomed defeat of the terrorists plots in the region saying that the foundation of terror groups is uprooted and it is a'great achievement'.

Speaking in a local gathering, President Rouhani also congratulated Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, armed forces and peoples of Iran, Iraq, Syria as well as Lebanon on termination of the Daesh terrorist group in the region, according to IRNA.

President Rouhani also hailed Ayatollah Khamenei, Muslim fighters, governments, peoples, diplomats and armed forces of Iran, Syria and Iraq for terminating the terrorist groups which he said have brought about nothing but malevolence, misery, destruction, barbarism and massacre.

President Rouhani underscored that the terrorist groups, sponsored and armed by global powers and certain regional countries, looted several museums in Iraq and Syria and finally sold the historical works in the market in collaboration with their backers.

'The terrorists also sold girls, burned people alive in cages and cut the throats of several elite youths in the region,' he added.

'We never imagined that such savage and criminal acts could be committed by world powers, western countries, US as well as the Zionist regime in the 21st century,' President Rouhani said.

Their masters, who were directing the terrorists, thought that they could continue their massacre and plunders in the region for many years.

Thanks to the regional countries' endeavors, President Rouhani said, the dominance of terrorist groups ended or to some extent diminished in the Middle East.

Touching upon the tripartite summit meeting to be attended by the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey over Syria developments in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, he said the Syria's issue, the future and security of the Arab country and the region would be reviewed during the meeting.