Iran strongly condemns ISIL’S Dhaka kidnapping

TEHRAN, Jul. 03 (MNA) – Foreign Ministry spokesman has strongly condemned ISIL’s storming of a café in Dhaka and kidnapping and slaughtering of innocent citizens.

Bahram Ghassemi was reacting officially to a terrorist attack by ISIL sympathizers to a café in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Saturday and kidnapping and wanton killing of citizens. “The Foreign Ministry offers condolences to the families of victims, Bangladeshi people and government; the painful episode of ISIL again demonstrated that terrorism would know no political and geographical borders, religion, and ethnicity. To fight terrorism in all its manifestations entails cooperation of all countries,” he told the press.

“The world should listen to Islamic Republic of Iran’s calls for a serious fight against terrorism and extremism; this cruel slaughtering is reminiscent of similar killings elsewhere in the world and all such events should be addressed in equal light,” Ghassemi added.

“Double-standards and different reactions to two or more identical terrorist attacks, Takfirism, and extremism will jeopardize peace and stability of the region and the world alike,” he told reporters.

“At least 22 people, including 20 foreign hostages, were killed after a throng of gunmen claimed by the Islamic State stormed a Bangladesh restaurant in the capital’s diplomatic zone Friday night and started a bloody standoff with police. Attackers seized the Holey Artisan Bakery café in the capital city of Dhaka, authorities said, and a shootout shortly after the seizure killed two policemen in addition to wounding around 25 more officers and one civilian,” wrote New York Daily News coverage report of the event.

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