Iran Deal Protest
Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal protested in New York City on Tuesday, calling on lawmakers to reject the agreement that would all the lifting of sanctions on Iran. Pictured: Women hold posters during a rally against the nuclear deal with Iran in Times Square in New York, on July 22, 2015. Kena Betancur/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that Middle Eastern problems will have an immediate effect on the entire world. He insisted that there should be a collective global effort to solve the spread of terrorism.

Rouhani was speaking to Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Lubomir Zaoralek in Tehran Monday. He said that the solution to ongoing problems would not be far away if every country came together for the cause.

“In today’s world, regional problems will not remain in that region and their effects will immediately come to light in other parts of the world,” Press TV quoted the Iranian president as saying.

According to Rouhani, some countries keep interfering in internal affairs of other countries, and the effort poses challenges to the Middle East as well as the rest of the world. “If all countries have equal rights, interference in internal affairs of countries is condemned and all [states] join hands to fight terrorism … the solution to the ongoing problems will not be far away,” he said.

Rouhani said that powerful countries in the region should not try to impose their views on other regional countries. He added that ethnic, racial and religious humiliation as well as injustice and discrimination were some of the reasons why young people were joining terrorist forces.

The Czech foreign minister said that his country had the belief that no solution against terrorism was possible without the participation of the Islamic republic. Zaoralek added the nuclear agreement was going to help Iran play a more significant role in the Middle East.