Iran slams deadly attack on Shia mosque in Durban

TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi has strongly denounced the unfair and deadly attack on a Shia mosque in Durban, South Africa.

In a Friday statement, Ghasemi offered sympathy to the South African nation and government, and the bereaved families of the victims of the heinous crime, in which the imam was killed, several others were wounded, and the Imam Hussein Mosque was set on fire.

Ghasemi underlined the necessity of launching an immediate probe into the attack to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

“The crime has been committed with the aim of causing insecurity and fanning the flames of sectarian conflict and sedition,” he noted.

He also stressed the need for all countries in the world to remain vigilant, and prioritize the serious fight against extremism and radical groups and eradication of terrorism.

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