Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has extended condolences to his Egyptian counterpart over the terrorist blast which killed scores of Muslim worshippers in El Arish.
In a message to Egyptian Speaker of the House Ali Abdel Aal Sayyed Ahmed, Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani sympathized with the parliament, government and people of Egypt over the Friday mosque attack in in Bir al-Abed, about 40km west of El Arish.
Regrettably, I became aware of the incident of terrorist explosion in a mosque which left a large number of Egyptian Muslims prayers dead and injured, his message read.
“While slamming the terrible crime, I convey deepest sympathies and condolences to you, the parliament, government and nation of Egypt,” stated Larijani who later wished patience and peace for survivors of the unfortunate event.
“Eradicating all forms of terrorism requires collective effort of the international community and cooperation of all countries to deal seriously with the intellectual origins and supporters of these criminal and Takfiri groups.
At least 235 people have been killed and scores more injured in a bomb and gun assault on a mosque in Egypt’s north Sinai on Friday, in the deadliest attack in the country in recent memory.