TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has strongly criticized acts of fearmongering against Iran, describing it as a misleading factor that prompted the West to tolerate Wahhabism.
“Fearmongering about Iran misled the West to tolerate global promotion of Wahhabism, resulting in al-Qaeda, ISIS (Daesh) and Nusrah,” Zarif said in the first of three posts on his official Twitter account on Tuesday.
He also said: “US complicity in marginalizing mature Muslim groups will again leave the field wide open for Wahabbist extremist recruitment.” 
The foreign minister further called for an “inclusive Regional Dialogue Forum in Persian Gulf”, describing it as “imperative”.
Wahhabism is the radical ideology dominating Saudi Arabia, freely preached by government-backed clerics in the Arab country, and inspiring terrorists worldwide. 
Muslim clerics describe Wahhabism as an engineered perversion of Islam that has spread onto the Islamic world and is threatening to destroy all religions, including Islam.
Daesh and other Takfiri terror groups use the …