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Russia: Iran praises Putin's Syria strikes as "a serious warning to terrorists"02:40

Russia: Iran praises Putin's Syria strikes as "a serious warning to terrorists"

Russian Federation, Sochi
October 22, 2015 at 17:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iran's parliamentary speaker praised Russia's intervention in Syria, calling the actions "a serious warning to terrorists" at the Valdai discussion Club in Sochi on Thursday. According to Ali Larijani the "coalition against terrorism led by the United States" has so far failed to accomplish "anything significant".

Former president of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus also delivered a speech in which he said that the biggest threat to peace, freedom and democracy, was not terrorism, the EU, Washington or Moscow, but the world's citizens as a whole, who he criticised as "weak, opportunistic and indecisive."

He concluded saying "we are forgetting common sense and common purpose" while "showing our apparent incapacity to learn lessons from the past and appreciate the meaning and role of history".

The Valdai Discussion Club, a meeting of international experts focused on Russia and its role in the world, was established in 2004 to "promote dialogue between Russia and international intellectual elite". It was named after Lake Valdai, which is located close to Veliky Novgorod, where the club's first meeting took place.

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Iran's parliamentary speaker praised Russia's intervention in Syria, calling the actions "a serious warning to terrorists" at the Valdai discussion Club in Sochi on Thursday. According to Ali Larijani the "coalition against terrorism led by the United States" has so far failed to accomplish "anything significant".

Former president of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus also delivered a speech in which he said that the biggest threat to peace, freedom and democracy, was not terrorism, the EU, Washington or Moscow, but the world's citizens as a whole, who he criticised as "weak, opportunistic and indecisive."

He concluded saying "we are forgetting common sense and common purpose" while "showing our apparent incapacity to learn lessons from the past and appreciate the meaning and role of history".

The Valdai Discussion Club, a meeting of international experts focused on Russia and its role in the world, was established in 2004 to "promote dialogue between Russia and international intellectual elite". It was named after Lake Valdai, which is located close to Veliky Novgorod, where the club's first meeting took place.

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