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Iran condemns ISIL attack on embassy in Libya

22 February 2015 22:52



Iran’s Foreign Ministry has denounced two bomb explosions by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists outside the residence of the Iranian ambassador in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

Accurate information indicates that home-made bombs exploded outside the residence of the Iranian ambassador in Tripoli, but caused minor damage, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, said on Sunday.

She added that Iran is following up on developments in Libya and firmly opposes any interference by foreigners in the North African country’s internal affairs.

Afkham said Libya needs to find a solution to its ongoing chaos through “political agreement and national dialog among conflicting sides” in a bid to clear the way for the “formation of a national unity government” to stop the activities of terrorists and extremists.

Tripoli blasts

Two bombs went off outside the residence of the Iranian ambassador in the Libyan capital on Sunday, causing minimum damage to the empty building.

A spokesman for security services in Tripoli, Issam al-Naass, told AFP that one bomb exploded outside the security gate and a second was lobbed into the grounds of the residence.

According to reports there have been no casualties as a result of the blasts.

Iran has not posted a permanent diplomat in Libya due to ongoing unrest in the North African country.

ISIL Takfiri terrorist group has claimed responsibility for two bomb blasts against the residence of the Iranian ambassador in Tripoli.

Libya plunged into chaos following a 2011 uprising against the dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi. The ouster of Gaddafi gave rise to a patchwork of heavily-armed militias and deep political divisions.

The oil-rich country has been witnessing numerous attacks against foreign embassies since the unrest began in the country.

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