Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday voiced Iran’s readiness to boost cooperation with UN human rights commissioner. He made the remarks in a meeting in Geneva with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein. Zarif expressed concern over the spread of Islamophobia in the West. Zarif said that Tehran is concerned about the dispatch of terrorist agents from Western countries to the Middle East.
He emphasized the need for identification of the root causes of terrorism and extremism and campaign against the phenomenon without bias. The foreign minister criticized double standards observed by the Western governments and misusing the issue of freedom of expression to desecrate the religious sanctities.