World's 'Anti-Terror Axis': Iran, Pakistan and Sudan
The Islamic Republic opened an International Conference of the Global Campaign against Terrorism in Tehran on Saturday, where the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused Israel of terrorist attacks on Palestinian Authority Arabs.
He added that the United States is guilty of terror, which it tries to hide by framing Iran as the culprit instead of the victim.
Afghanistan and Pakistan, hosts of Al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists, and Sudan, Iran’s favorite address for shipping weapons bound for Hamas-controlled Gaza, were among 50 countries attending the two-day conference. Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir also is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes.
“The United States tries to expose those as the guilty parts who themselves are victims of suppression and forgets its own role in this regard,” al-Bashir said at the conference
Pakistan also is a dubious partner in the war on terror. Following the U.S. military’s elimination of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, evidence has surfaced that the country has been working behind the back of the United States to disrupt counterterrorism.
Nonetheless, Pakistan’s Interior Minster Rehman Malik told the Iranian government’s Press TV that his country would never allow terrorists to use Pakistan to work against Iran.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not miss a chance to bash the United States, which he charged is hiding the truth of the 9/11 terrorist acts and the Holocaust.
“If the black box of the 9/11 incident and Holocaust were opened, then some of the truth would be exposed, but the United States does not allow this,” Ahmadinejad said.
The leaders of the new anti-terror axis also charged that Western countries are misrepresenting Islam as a religion of terror.
“It is a disgrace that Islam is misused by some groups, and all Islamic countries should therefore seriously try to correct the image of Islam which is a religion of peace and friendship,” according to Afghan President Hamid Karzai.