Iran Censures Occupiers for Destabilizing Iraq

A02582636.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini here on Wednesday strongly condemned the terrorist blasts in front of a university in Sadr town in Baghdad, and said that occupiers’ passive interaction with terrorist groups has increased Iraq’s instability.

He further described as anti-Islamic and inhumane the bombing in Sadr town which killed and wounded a large number of university professors, students and innocent civilians.

Stressing the sanctity of scientific and academic centers, Hosseini viewed the targeting of scientific centers and cultural figures as well as invasion of foreign consulates in Iraq as completely suspicious, and reiterated that the ignorance and heedlessness of occupiers in fulfilling their duties is unacceptable and should be questioned.

The spokesman further expressed Iran’s condolences to the Iraqi people and government on the occasion, and added, “Bush’s new Iraq strategy and the wrong approaches and passive interaction of the occupiers in dealing with criminal and terrorist groups have worsened the situation in Iraq.”

“The Islamic Republic of Iran hopes that the trend of insecurities as well as the losses inflicted on the Iraqi people will be soothed through the transfer of all affairs to the Iraqi government and its related bodies,” he continued.

Also noting the responsibilities of the international and cultural organizations, the diplomat reminded the grave and sensitive responsibilities and assignments of the United Nations and the United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the face of attacks on scientific and cultural centers and figures as well as diplomatic centers of other states in Iraq.

“Such dangerous events require these bodies to show more serious efforts and responsibility in finding proper mechanisms for safeguarding the international regulations and conventions,” he concluded.

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