TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif strongly condemned a recent deadly terrorist attack in Egypt, which killed and wounded hundreds of people.

“Once again the cowardly hand of terrorism targeted the dear nation of Egypt and proved one more time that terrorism considers no difference between divine and human values as it does not differentiate between places even if they are mosques and place of worship,” Zarif said in a message on his twitter account.

"I strongly condemn this heinous act of terrorism and ask God to give his blessing to the martyrs of the incident and bring quick recovery to the wounded,” he added.

At least 235 people were reportedly killed and 109 injured when terrorists attacked the mosque in El-Arish’s western province on Friday. Reports indicate the terrorists used explosives and heavy weaponry in their attack on the mosque.

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.