Tunisia Terrorist Attack Distressing: Iran’s FM
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed a recent terrorist attack in Tunisia’s capital as “distressing”, contending that such terrorist acts have nothing to do with Islam and the pure Islamic movements.
In a letter of condolence to his Tunisian counterpart Taieb Baccouche, Zarif reiterated Iran’s emphasis on the need for “collective efforts to root out terrorism and extremism.”
In a Wednesday attack by gunmen on Tunisia’s Bardo Museum in the capital, 21 people were killed. Seventeen foreign tourists were among the dead.
On Thursday, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack. But Tunisian authorities said the two slain gunmen had no clear links to extremists.
Police announced the arrest of five people described as directly tied to the two gunmen who opened fire Wednesday at the museum.