Iran on Wednesday strongly condemned the terrorist blast in Afghanistan and described it as a criminal measure. “The explosion which targeted the innocent people and parliament members in Afghanistan runs counter to Islamic teachings and human values and is blamed,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini said.
Hosseini deplored the terrorist measure in Afghanistan, but further expressed concern about the willingness of certain governments to cooperate with terrorists, warning that terrorist elements in the region would be reinvigorated if international norms, principles and goals go unheeded when dealing with terrorism.
He expressed hope that the bitter incident, which claimed the lives of a number of people including representatives of the noble Afghan nation, would not undermine the determination of the Afghan government and nation to confront terrorism.
To conclude his remarks, the spokesman voiced regret over the death of the former trade minister and Head of the Afghan Parliament’s Economic Commission, Mostafa Kazemi, who, Hosseini said, has left a brilliant record in struggling for Afghanistan’s independence.