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EghtesadOnline: Fighting the ideological roots of terrorist groups should be high on the agenda of the global security community, said the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC).

“The brutal crimes committed by terrorist groups against innocent civilians show that in order to perfectly deal with these anti-human elements, the global security community needs to put high on its agenda confronting the ideological origins of the terrorists and their supporters,' Ali Shamkhani said on Wednesday in a Telegram message to Secretary of Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolay Patrushev.

Shamkhani condemned the Monday's deadly terrorist incident in a St. Petersburg metro station and urged the continuation and bolstering of strategic cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Russia in fight against terrorism, IRNA reported.

“We remain to be certain that such futile activities by defeated terrorists are by no means going to weaken the strong determination of those countries which are on the frontline of the fight against the Takfiri terrorist groups and that such terrorist actions would rather bring forth a far stronger reaction on the side of those who are fighting against terrorists,” he said.

The SNSC secretary also expressed condolences over the death of those killed in the metro bombing in St. Petersburg.

The terrorist incident on Monday reportedly left 14 dead and 50 more wounded.

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