A senior Iranian official has warned the world of a nearing "third world war" that will be started by Takfiri terrorists.
"The threat of the outbreak of the third world war by the terrorists is serious," Akbar Hahemi Rafsanjani, Chairman of the Expediency Council of Iran, told Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Wednesday, according to Worthy News.
Rafsanjani also requested other western countries that provide aid to terrorist organizations to rethink their actions since it would have dire consequences in the future. He blames the U.S. and NATO for cultivating the present situation suitable for another world war.
"The US and the NATO had invaded Afghanistan to uproot terrorism and narcotics, but we saw that terrorism expanded in the form of the ISIL, Boko Haram and Al-Nusra Front to remote parts of the world from Al-Qaeda and Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan," he explained regarding the intrusion of the U.S. towards the affairs of regional countries, Fars News Agency reported.
President Hassan Rouhani of Iran has recognized the dangers of the expansion of terrorism but did not directly state Iran's efforts against it.
"Terrorism and insecurity is an epidemic disease which doesn't belong to a special region, and efforts should be made to encounter extremism and violence to prevent its spread and we shouldn't allow any innocent person, regardless of his/her nationality and religion, to become a victim of the terrorist groups," Rouhani said, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
President Barack Obama has stated that rejecting diplomacy with Iran could lead to war, as previously reported by HNGN.
While Iran and the U.S. are not on the same side regarding ethnic wars in the Middle East, the two countries have found themselves working together to fight the Islamic State in Iraq.