|Modern-day Iran (Tehran)Alborz Mountains in Background|
|Mohammad Javad Zarif|
Because of their “social and economic conditions,” individuals and groups were “susceptible” and “lured” to radical ideologies.…” While “the majority of those who believe in Takfiri interpretations have always refrained from resorting to force to spread and enforce their beliefs, some of them took up arms….” In some cases, they “even rebelled against their own masters.…” At this point, “violent extremism was born.”
Understanding the situation, the rise and spread of “existing extremist groups”, requires close attention to the critical role of bloody developments in Iraq over the past decade. “Political and military interventions in the Islamic world, particularly in the 2000s, caused many difficulties, provided fertile ground for extremist demagogues, allowed the most radical of them to dominate others; and thus the ground was paved for violent extremist groups to take shape.”
This distinguished foreign minister and veteran diplomat has held many domestic and international positions, including adviser and senior adviser to the Iran's Foreign Minister, Deputy Foreign Minister in Legal and International affairs, member of the prominent personalities of the Dialogue Among Civilizations, Head of the UN Disarmament Committee in New York, member of the prominent personalities of global governance, and Deputy in International Affairs of the Islamic Azad University.
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