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Iran condemns Istanbul terrorist attack

12 January 2016 20:14


Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari has strongly condemned a terrorist explosion in Turkey’s Istanbul, stressing the importance of a united regional and global fight against terrorism.

“This terrorist operation once again reaffirmed the priority of a united fight by regional and world countries against terrorism and extremism and the importance of swift settlement of regional crises based on a political solution and rejection of all forms of terrorism,” Jaberi Ansari said.

He added that Iran would stand by the Turkish government and nation in the battle against terrorism.

Hezbollah slams attack

In a statement, the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah also denounced the acts of terror in Arab and Islamic territories, particularly in Istanbul and Baghdad, and offered its condolences to the families of the victims.

Hezbollah said terrorism is not limited to any location in particular, adding, “The campaign against this scourge calls for the collective resolve of various states and organizations.”
The anti-Israeli resistance movement fighting terrorism does not only constitute the condemnation of terrorists in Syria but also entails the denunciation of the ideological, political, financial and military supporters of the ominous phenomenon.

At least 10 people have been killed and 15 others injured in a large blast in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet square, a major tourist attraction in Turkey’s most populous city, on Tuesday.

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