TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei highlighted certain world powers’ role in violent conflicts in the Middle East, stressing that independent countries ought to do their part in putting out the flames of clashes in the region.

Speaking in a meeting on Tuesday with visiting Slovenian President Borut Pahor, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that certain world powers are behind violent conflicts in the Western Asia region and creation of terrorist groups like Daesh (ISIL or ISIS).

“It is the responsibility of all countries to put out the flames of these conflicts and the Islamic Republic of Iran, despite the negative propaganda of the ‘hegemonic current’, is active and influential (in the region) with this very objective while it does not interfere in other countries’ affairs,” the Leader said.

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the bombing of the Yemeni people and demolition of the Arab country’s infrastructures by the Saudi regime as one of the bitter events in the region today, underlining that “independent governments should confront these incidents because putting pressure on a nation is actually tantamount to suffering and misery for all humanity.”

The Leader further described the US-led so-called anti-Daesh coalition as unsuccessful in rooting out the terrorist group, either because of its inability or due to its lack of resolve to do so, saying that for whatever reason, the result is that Iraq and, especially, Syria, are in a dire and bitter situation today.

Elsewhere in the meeting, which was also attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Ayatollah Khamenei highlighted the capacities of Iran and Slovenia to develop bilateral relations.

The Slovenian president, for his part, described Iran as a pillar of stability and security in the region and praised Iran’s conduct in the course of nuclear negotiations that led to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

Pahor also referred to Slovenia’s plan to reopen its embassy in Tehran and said there are many grounds for cooperation between the two countries.