Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the United States has transferred a large number of Daesh terrorists to Afghanistan over the past years.
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Speaking in Tehran on Thursday, Larijani said this could bring about a replay elsewhere in Asia of the crisis, which was suffered by Iraq and Syria during the Takfiri terror group's three-year reign in the Arab countries, Tasnim News Agency reported.
Cooperation among Iran, China, Pakistan, Turkey, Russia, and Afghanistan would be of "great significance," he told Chen Zu, the visiting vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People's Congress.
The remarks echoed similar ones in January by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
The Chinese official is in Tehran for an upcoming two-day conference on terrorism to be attended by top parliamentarians from Iran, China, Pakistan, Turkey, Russia, and Afghanistan. The event is the second of its type, the previous one being hosted by Pakistan last year.
He said Tehran and Beijing had enjoyed "good counterterrorism cooperation" in recent years.