0204 GMT November 23, 2019
“The manner of confrontation with extremism and horrendous Takfiri terrorism, which are unfortunately supported by certain regional governments, has led to an increase in the spread of the wave of violence and terror,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Tuesday.
As an urgent necessity, all aware consciousness in the international community, particularly in this region, should conduct a swift action with full force in order to prevent and stop such brutal killings as soon as possible, he added.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always believed and still believes that it would be possible to overcome this ominous, terrible and unbelievable phenomenon [terrorism] only through international will devoid of standards,” the Iranian spokesperson said.
Qasemi also expressed his sympathy with the Pakistani government and nation and offered his condolences to bereaved families of the victims.
On Monday, a bomber detonated his explosives near the Civil Hospital in Quetta city of Balochistan Province, where some 200 lawyers along with journalists had gathered to accompany the body of a prominent attorney shot earlier in the day.
At least 70 people lost their lives and 112 others wounded in the bombing, according to official figures.
In a message to Naseer Khan Janjua, an adviser to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on national security, on Monday, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani also denounced the terrorist attack in Quetta.
“Terrorists and extremists have targeted all manifestations of the normal life and existence of human societies,” Shamkhani said.