TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Ambassador to UN in a letter called on UN chief and UNSC president to condemn the Thu. terrorist attack in Iraq that martyred many innocent pilgrims, including tens of Iranians.

“This terrorist attack the responsibility of which was claimed by ISIL was not the first of its kind against Iranian pilgrims, and these pilgrims have been targeted by the brutal terrorist attacks on many occasions,” Iran’s Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Gholamhossein Dehghani, said in his letter addressed to the UN chief Ban Ki-moon.

He went on to stress that the Iranian nation and government have done everything in their power to eradicate ISIL and other affiliated groups, and will continue their efforts in the future.  

Dehghani underscored that this horrific terrorist attack and other similar moves that have so far taken the lives of thousands of innocents in Iraq, Syria and other parts of the world, are the reminder of the great responsibility of the international community toward taking effective measures for eliminating terrorist groups.

“These crimes are at the same time a warning to those promoters of Takfiri ideology, and those who back terrorist organizations in various ways,” Dehghani said. “They are also a repeated confirmation on the necessity to stop these countries from financing these criminals and urge them to join the rest of the international community in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.”

Dehghani fruther stressed Iran’s expectation from the UN for condemning the attack in the strongest sense possible, and called on the Security Council to perform its definite duty in combating the scourge of terrorism.

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a gas station near the Iraqi capital on Thursday killing more than 80 people including a number of Iranians returning from the Arbaeen Pilgrimage in the city of Karbala.