Secretary-General condemns deadly mosque bombing in Iran

16 July 2010
University of Sistan and Baluchestan's Amphitheater in Zahedan, Iran

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned today's suicide bombings at a mosque in Iran which have reportedly killed dozens of people and injured many more.

“This senseless act of terrorism at a place of worship makes it all the more reprehensible,” Mr. Ban said in a statement issued by his spokesperson.

According to press reports, the twin bombings took place at a Shi'a mosque in the city of Zahedan in south-east Iran shortly after evening services.

In his statement, the Secretary-General extended his condolences to the victims' families and to Iran's Government and people.

The Security Council, in a press statement, also condemned today's attack, underlining the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of this “reprehensible act of terrorism” to justice.

 

♦ Receive daily updates directly in your inbox - Subscribe here to a topic.
♦ Download the UN News app for your iOS or Android devices.