The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday strongly condemned earlier terrorist attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, and urged a united front against terrorism.
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday strongly condemned earlier terrorist attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, and urged a united front against terrorism.
Voicing sympathy with bereaved families of the victims, the ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said that the growing terrorist moves in Iraq in recent days are Takfiri (extremist) terrorists’ reaction to their failures in recent weeks.
He said that the terrorist attacks are also the result of lack of a serious determination among those who are claiming to be in confrontation with terrorism in the region and in the world.
Qassemi then expressed the hope that the political processes in 2017 will lead to collective unity for serious confrontation with terrorism.
A suicide car bomb attack in a densely-populated neighborhood of Baghdad on Monday killed at least 32 people and left dozens wounded.
Many of the victims were daily laborers waiting for jobs at an intersection in Sadr City, a sprawling majority Shiite neighborhood in the northeast of the capital that has been repeatedly targeted.
Also, at least 27 people were killed by twin explosions in a busy market area in central Baghdad on Saturday, in what was the deadliest such attack in the Iraqi capital in two months.