Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for cut off of financial resources of the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Daesh).
He made the remarks at a press conference on the sidelines of the 69th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday, according to IRNA News Agency on Saturday.
"The innocent people of the Middle East are now facing savage terrorists... the danger of violence, extremism and terrorism is currently felt across the world," the president added.
Referring to the ISIL Takfiri terrorists committing atrocities in the Middle East, Rouhani also said certain countries must stop supporting the Takfiris in the region.
The violence has no connections with any holy religions, he added.
"The terrorists’ financial resources must be cut off. The countries that have assisted them financially… must feel the burden of this responsibility and stop financial assistance to terrorist groups," he said.
Terrorism will not be destroyed by bombardment of a few locations. Since 2001, thousands of aerial bombardments have been carried out under the rubric of fighting terrorism, but we see that those airstrikes have resulted in the spread of terrorism, Rouhani added.