In a statement on Friday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the “hideous and inhumane” crime in Australia indicates that the Daesh cancerous tumor is more than a terrorist group, the Foreign Ministry’s official website reported.
“Daesh is a terrorist and inhumane ideology that has spread to many parts of the world and attracted people from various cultures and societies around the globe due to years of intellectual, political, financial, and military support provided by certain countries,” he deplored.
Qassemi said the only way to get rid of the ideology and save mankind from such satanic thoughts is to cut off all support for terrorist groups and cults to eradicate them.
The Melbourne attacker, 31, was shot after confronting officers on a busy city street. He was taken into custody in a critical condition.
The two survivors are in hospital, neither are in a serious condition.
Daesh claimed responsibility for the assault. Australian Federal Police Acting Deputy Commissioner Ian McCartney told reporters in Melbourne Saturday that the attacker had been inspired by the terror group but there was no direct contact.