Iran Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Baghdad
- January, 22, 2021 - 11:50
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson condemned the suicide terrorist bombings in Iraq’s capital Baghdad which have killed dozens and injured over 110 people.
In a Thursday statement, Saeed Khatibzadeh condoled with the families of victims on behalf of the Iranian government and nation.
He further expressed condolences to the Iraqi government and people and wished a rapid recovery for those wounded in the terror act.
“Takfiri terrorism, which has taken a fresh breath, is targeting Iraq again and seeks to disrupt tranquility and stability in this country and create a pretext for continued presence of foreigners,” the spokesman warned.
He also reiterated Iran’s support for the Iraqi government as well as for stability in, and the integrity of that country, stressing that Tehran backs measures adopted by the Iraqi government and security agencies to establish security and apprehend and punish those who order and perpetrate acts of terror and to eradicate the roots of Takfiri ideology.
“As before, the Islamic Republic of Iran stands ready to offer Iraq whatever help and assistance in the fight against terrorism and extremism,” Khatibzadeh added, according to the Foreign Ministry’s website.
At least 32 people have been killed and 110 wounded in a rare twin suicide bombing that tore through a busy area of central Baghdad on Thursday morning.
Iraqi officials say one of the two perpetrators lured a crowd of people towards him in a market in the central Tayaran Square by feigning illness, only to detonate his explosives. The second bomber reportedly struck as people helped victims of the first attack.
ISIS (Daesh) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the fatal attack.