Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack against Iraqi Defense Officials
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham on Wednesday condemned Tuesday's terrorist attack against Iraqi defense minister and a number of senior Iraqi army commanders.
“The terrorist groups that have no mission but creating insecurity and instability in Iraq and have thus far victimized many innocent Iraqi people for their ominous goals, this time have targeted the Iraqi defense minister and a number of officials in charge of ensuring security and stability in Iraq,” said Afkham.
She added that Iraqi security officials have been successful in providing security during Arbaeen mourning ceremony, which marks the end of 40 days of mourning following the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hossein (PBUH), and in defusing tens of terrorist plots across the Arab country.
She also expressed the hope for the establishment of security and stability in the Muslim neighboring country of Iraq, and an end to the malicious phenomena of terrorism and extremism in the region through cooperation among the regional countries.
A convoy carrying Iraqi Defense Minister Saadoun Al-Dulaimi was hit by a roadside bomb Tuesday, but he survived unhurt, officials said.
The Tuesday attack took place on the main road between Fallujah and Ramadi, injuring two of the minister's security guards, the Iraqi Defense Ministry Spokesman Mohammed al-Askari said.