Iran Urges Int’l Condemnation of State-Sponsored Terrorism

Iran Urges Int’l Condemnation of State-Sponsored Terrorism

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s first vice-president denounced the assassination of top commander Lt. General Qassem Soleimani and eminent scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh as brazen examples of state-sponsored terrorism, calling on the international community to condemn and prevent such inhumane attacks.

Eshaq Jahangiri on Monday delivered an address to the 19th meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) Council of Heads of Government, held via videoconferencing and hosted by India.

In his speech, Jahangiri said Iran has been a victim of state-sponsored terrorism despite its fruitful cooperation with other countries in the fight against terrorism and in combating Daesh terrorists that pose a major threat to the world.

The blatant examples of utilizing state-sponsored terrorism against Iran were the January assassination of Lt. General Qassem Soleimani by the US and the recent assassination attack on defense scientist and manager Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, he added.

The vice-president called on governments and regional and international organizations not to remain silent on state-sponsored terrorism and condemn it to prevent a recurrence of such inhumane measures.

“Iran, of course, will give a decisive and calculated response to this crime at the proper time,” Jahangiri added.

He further described regional organizations as an effective mechanism for the management and settlement of regional and global problems, pointing to the ample opportunities for multilateral cooperation provided by the SCO.

Jahangiri also lashed out at the US government for resorting to illegal and cruel sanctions to pressurize sovereign states, saying it is necessary for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to devise plans to tackle the US’ unilateral sanctions that disrupt free global trade.

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