UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Iran

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Iran

In a statement, the United Nations body strongly condemned the cowardly attack, which left nearly a hundred people dead, including children and women, and injured more than 200.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest condolences to the families of the victims and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and wished a speedy and full recovery to those injured.

Terrorism in all its forms and manifestations represents one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, said the text, issued after Iranian authorities called for the condemnation of the organization dedicated to maintaining world peace .

The Council recognized the need to hold accountable and bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts and called on all States to cooperate in these efforts.

Every act of terrorism is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, where, when and who commits it, the text emphasized.

In this sense, the Declaration reaffirmed the need to combat by all means possible threats to international peace and security posed by acts of terrorism, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations derived from international law.

On Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres joined international condemnation of the reported attack in the city of Kerman, 820 kilometers southeast of Tehran.

In a statement released by his spokesman's office, the United Nations chief called for those responsible for the incident to be held accountable.

The heinous attack coincided with the commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani.

The blasts were reported near the Kerman Martyrs' Cemetery, where thousands of people gathered to remember the senior officer and commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force.