Iranian president condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has condemned the terrorist attacks on two mosques in Pakistan, saying that Tehran is firmly prepared to confront extremism in all its forms.
At least 57
people were killed and more than 60 injured in Pakistan's southwestern province
of Balochistan on Friday.
bombing was carried out near a mosque in the town of Mastung when people
gathered to celebrate the birthday anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
attack occurred in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, which left five people killed at
a mosque. No group has claimed responsibility for the explosions so far.
in a message to Pakistani President Arif Alvi, the Iranian president said the blind
actions showed once again that terrorists who do not understand the
compassionate teachings of Islam seek nothing but discord among Muslims.
this time they will not succeed in achieving their illegal and inhumane goals.
president condemned the terrorist, anti-religious and anti-human movement and
expressed his condolences to his Pakistani counterpart and the country's Muslim
Republic of Iran is resolutely ready to cooperate with Pakistan in the fight
against all forms of terrorism and extremism, Raisi said.
He called on
the international community, especially Muslim countries, to seriously react to
this crime and prevent the recurrence of such bitter incidents.
president hoped that the perpetrators of the heinous act would be identified
and punished as soon as possible.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani also condemned the terrorist
acts, saying the attacks were a clear example of terrorists' alienation from
the compassionate teachings of the Prophet of Islam.
past few months, Mastung has been the scene of repeated acts of violence
involving nationalists and separatists.