Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 15
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's president Hassan Rouhani condemned the shooting death of three young American Muslims in North Carolina, the official website of Iran's president said Feb. 15.
Rouhani called the US officials to take all necessary measures to protect the rights of the American citizens including the Muslims.
The Iranian president also extended condolences to the victims' families and the US Muslim people as well as "human rights' activists."
Rouhani's comments came after a 46-year-old man gunned down three young Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Feb. 10.
In similar statements Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani condemned the killing of the 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19.
"The killing of a number of young Muslims in the US once again outraged Muslims all over the world. What is deplorable is the double standards of the Western official and media on the killing of Muslims and non-Muslims," Larijani said at the session of the parliament on Feb. 15.
On Feb. 12, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Obama and other US leaders for their silence about the incident, which has garnered international attention.
While the incident generated public outrage, the US President Barack Obama condemned the deaths on Feb. 13 after three days.
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