Silence of international bodies fuels terrorist acts: Iran

2023-08-14 19:17:18
Silence of international bodies fuels terrorist acts: Iran

Iran has condemned international organizations and so-called rights advocates for remaining silent over the deadly terrorist attack against the Shah Cheragh shrine, saying the silence fuels terrorism.

Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi made the remarks on Monday, one day after a terrorist went on a shooting spree in the holy shrine, in Iran’s southern city of Shiraz, killing one and injuring eight people.

The Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the Sunday attack.

The main terrorist was immediately arrested and handed over to investigators for interrogation and further investigation. Ten suspects have also been detained so far on charges of involvement.

“Last year, we witnessed a similar incident in the holy shrine, where a group of our loved ones were martyred. All international bodies and the countries claiming to be advocating human rights remained silent. Their silence promotes such terrorist acts,” Vahidi told reporters during a visit to Shiraz.

“We will wait to see their reaction to this terrorist incident. Of course, it is predicted that they will remain tight-lipped about the terrorist act and will not show a reaction.”

In a similar terrorist attack in October 2022, an armed terrorist killed 13 pilgrims, including women and children, and wounded more than 20 others before he was shot and injured by security forces.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Vahidi blamed the assault on Iran’s “avowed enemies,” who wrongly think that they can endanger the country’s security and stability with their “cowardly” acts.

The Iranian interior minister vowed severe punishment against those who cooperated, supported, and participated in the attack.


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