Source: BBC News
UK ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair has accused Iran of backing terrorism and warned the world faces a situation akin to "rising fascism in the 1920s".
Mr Blair told a charity event in New York that Iran was prepared to destabilise peaceful countries.
In his first major speech since leaving office, Mr Blair again defended the decision to go to war in Iraq.
He urged continued vigilance by the United States, Britain and their allies in combating the threat of extremism.
Mr Blair - now an envoy for the Middle East Quartet - warned against being "forced into retreat" as the world faced a situation similar to "rising fascism in the 1920s".