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Iran’s Rouhani eyes leading role in anti-terror campaign

A conference in Iran aims to position the country as the leading fighter against terrorism in the region instead of foreign troops.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, September 25, 2014. Rouhani blamed the rise of violent extremism on "certain states" and on unidentified "intelligence agencies" and said it was up to the region to find a solution to the problem. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR47OLZ

Tehran was the scene of fresh diplomatic maneuvering this week as the Foreign Ministry’s Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) sponsored an anti-terrorism conference.

The two-day conference, dubbed the World Against Violence and Extremism (aka WAVE), was attended Dec. 9-10 by representatives of more than 40 countries.

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