TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has strongly denounced Friday deadly terrorist attack in the Egypt, which killed and wounded hundreds of people.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced a three-day nationwide mourning following the deaths of people at Al-Rawda mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai.
At least 235 people were reportedly killed and 109 injured when terrorists attacked the mosque in El-Arish’s western province. Reports indicate the terrorists used explosives and heavy weaponry in their attack on the mosque.
In a statement on Friday, Qassemi blasted the brutal attack and expressed sympathy with the Egyptian nation and the bereaved families of the victims.
"Undoubtedly, the Takfiri terrorism that is suffering the heaviest defeats these days in the region does not refrain from making any desperate effort and ruthless move to assert its existence once again," he noted.
"This sharply increases the responsibility of regional governments to gain a real and accurate understanding of terrorism and to seriously and collectively counter it," Qassemi stated, the ministry’s website reported.
He also called on all nations and governments to be as vigilant as possible at this particular juncture in the face of new plots by the bloodthirsty losers.