TEHRAN (defapress)- Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi vehemently condemned the terrorist attack on Mosul in Iraq, saying terrorist groups are seeking revenge on Iraqi government and people for their defeats.
News ID: 73631
Publish Date: 11November 2018 - 15:42
The diplomat offered condolences, on behalf of Iranian government, foreign ministry, and people, to the Iraqi government and people over the deadly terrorist attack, which claimed the lives of a number of innocent Iraqi people, asserting Iran's full solidarity with Iraq in its efforts to achieve security and stability.
Describing the incident "embarrassing and inhumane", Qassemi said, "The remnants of terrorist groups are planning to pursue their crimes against Iraqi government and people by taking on blind terrorist acts, and kill innocent and defenseless citizens in order to take revenge on their defeat."
"They will never succeed and will be soon destroyed from the region forever," he noted.
Three people were killed and 12 others were wounded in a car bombing in Mosul, the first such attack in the northern Iraqi city since it was liberated from ISIL last year. The car bomb detonated on Thursday night at a restaurant in the war-ravaged west of Iraq's second city.
In early July 2017, after heavy and door-to-door battles for 12 days in Mosul, Iraqi forces captured the wrecked historic mosque of Mosul in which the ISIL terrorist group proclaimed its self-styled "caliphate" four years ago.
Taking the Grand al-Nuri Mosque gave a symbolic victory to the Iraqi forces who had been battling for more than eight months to capture Mosul, the Northern city that served as ISIL's de-facto capital in Iraq.