The Government of Iran has pledged its support to help Nigeria in fighting terrorism in the country.
An Iranian embassy official, Mr Manouchelfr Sadeghi Barzhahi while speaking during the 33rd National Day anniversary of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the weekend in Abuja said that there is the need for Nigeria and Iran to work on bilateral issues in the areas of cooperation and creating regional co-operation in economy.
Mr. Barzhahi also spoke on the oil sector saying that;
“Iran has very good experience of over 100 years of oil industries that can be transformed to Nigeria.”
Barzahahi called for concerted efforts by all friends of Nigeria to fight terrorism.
Chief Whip of the House of Representative Mukthar Mohammed said Nigeria is facing security challenges.
“It is the duty of the global community to stand against it; we are calling on all friends of Nigerians to stand by us at this period.” Mukthar stated.
It would be interesting to note that a United State Department report stated that “Iran remains the most active state sponsor of terrorism in the world”
Iran strongly rejected the report.