Tuesday, 15 October, 2019

Iran “firmly” condemns Brussels terror attacks

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has “firmly condemned” terrorist bomb explosions in the Belgian capital city of Brussels.

Posting a message on his Twitter account on Tuesday, the Iranian president offered his deepest condolences to the Belgian government and people, particularly those who lost their loved ones.

Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also denounced Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in a phone conversation with his Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders.

Zarif said terrorism and extremism are global problems and tackling the two threats needs global action.

Earlier in the day, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, also condemned the twin blasts in Brussels, stressing the importance of adopting all-embracing efforts to fight terrorism which is threatening the entire world.

“Repetition of terrorist operations in different parts of the world is an indicator of the common threat [posed] by terrorism and extremism to the entire world,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, said on Tuesday.

This photo shows smoke rising at Brussels airport in Brussels, Belgium, after explosions hit the departures hall of the airport on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. ©AP

 

He added that such terrorist incidents highlight the necessity of “integrated and overarching” action against the ominous phenomenon of terrorism as well as centers of political, ideological and financial support for terrorism.

Tuesday bomb attacks at Brussels airport killed 14 people and left more than 90 wounded, a spokesman for the fire services told AFP.

“There are 96 wounded and 14 dead. These figures are likely to change; we hope to have complete figures by this evening,” the spokesman added.

Meanwhile, a local Brussels mayor said a separate bombing in a metro station killed around 20 people and injured 106.

Press TV

Photo: A man looks at flowers and messages outside the stock exchange in Brussels on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe. At least 26 people were reported dead. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

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1 Comment

  1. Amir

    March 23, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    The only way to stop the madness is the removal of the host(s) who created and funded the group; Saudi Arabia and its companies. Depressing a spring to its limits can only work for a while. One day the spring will bounce back and hit you with an awful force. Eliminate the source, you will eliminate this madness. Hussein school of thoughts thought us, Shias, patients and tolerance, but Abu baker and his followers almost 1400 years ago thought Islam a new culture; fight and kill in the name of Allah. Which type of believes you choose is your choice, how implementing it is important. It is time the world community recognizes that adding fuel to the fire will no longer brings the desired hidden intentions. The only way to resolve this madness is to respect others as equal as intended by the creator (god).

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