Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack in US


Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari condemned the Sunday’s terrorist attack in the US city of Orlando which resulted in the death of over 50 civilians and injury of many more.

“In line with its principled policy in condemning terrorism and its strong determination to firmly and decisively counter this ominous phenomenon, the Islamic Republic of Iran deplores the recent terrorist attack in Orlando city,” Jaberi Ansari said on Monday.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman underlined the need for launching a firm campaign against the spread of terrorism.

The Afghan-American gunman, Omar Mateen aged 29, took hostages at the club and barricaded himself in the complex but was later killed by specially trained forces.

Mateen carried an assault rifle and a pistol into the packed Pulse club about 2 a.m. Sunday and started shooting, killing 50 people and wounding scores of others.

The ISIL later claimed responsibility for the attacks, according to media outlets affiliated with the terrorist group.