TEHRAN, Aug 11, 2014 (FNA)- A senior Iranian lawmaker described the recent Israeli attacks on the defenseless Palestinians in the Gaza Strip as an instance of terrorism, and said the Western support for Tel Avivs attacks was the result of its double-standards which are threatening global peace and security.
"The crimes that the Zionists are committing now against the oppressed Palestinian people are blatant instance of state terrorism and practice of double-standards towards this heinous phenomenon by the western countries threatens international peace and security," Head of Iran-Lithuania Parliamentary Friendship Group Vahid Ahmadi said in a meeting with his Lithuanian counterpart in Tehran on Sunday.
He pointed to the presence of the Takfiri terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, and said, "Practice of double-standards in the fight against terrorism by some powers has resulted in the spread of terrorist moves in region and the world," Ahmadi said.
Meantime, the prominent lawmaker pointed to the status quo of Iran-Lithuania relations, and said, "The Iran-Lithuania Parliamentary Friendship Group supports the trend of the expansion of ties between the two countries."
The Lithuanian head of the Parliamentary Friendship Group, for his part, said that his government and parliament support expansion of the relations with Iran in all the various fields.
Last month, Irans Accredited Ambassador to Vilnius Ramin Mehman-Parast and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite explored new avenues for promoting ties in all domains.
Both sides voiced readiness for boosting cooperation in all fields.
Early in December 2013, in a meeting in the Lithuanian capital, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European and America Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi and Acting Lithuanian Foreign Minister Andreas Bildguvich explored avenues for reinvigorating and bolstering mutual cooperation between the two countries.
Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe, the largest of the three Baltic states. It is situated along the Southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, to the East of Sweden and Denmark. It borders Latvia to the North, Belarus to the East and South, Poland to the South, and Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) to the Southwest. Lithuania has an estimated population of 3 million as of 2013, and its capital and largest city is Vilnius. The Lithuanians are a Baltic people, and the official language, Lithuanian, is one of only two living languages (together with Latvian) in the Baltic branch of the Indo-European language family.