Iran Embassy in Baku offers condolences to France after terror attacks
Tehran, Iran, November 14
By Temkin Jafarov, Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
The Iranian Embassy in Azerbaijan's capital Baku has offered its condolences to France following the recent terror attacks that killed over 120 people in Paris.
"We were much saddened by the terror incident in Paris. We condemn such terrorist moves, and I offer my condolences to the French ambassador to Azerbaijan and the French people," the Iranian Ambassador to Baku, Mohsen Pakaeen, told Trend November 14.
He also said he hoped that the tragedy becomes a starting point for serious international actions to fight terrorism.
"I hope the day comes when all, including those countries which equip reactionary groups in our region, would form a movement to unanimously fight terrorism," he stated.
Gunmen and bombers attacked a number of restaurants, a concert hall and a sports stadium across Paris Nov.13, killing at least 120 people during a deadly rampage.
Four gunmen systematically slaughtered at least 87 young people attending a rock concert at the Bataclan music hall. Some 40 more people were killed in five other attacks in the Paris region, including an apparent double suicide bombing outside the national stadium where French president Hollande and German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier were watching a friendly soccer international.
Some 200 people were injured.
Following the deadly attacks in Paris, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani canceled his visit to Italy and France.
Rouhani has offered his condolences to his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, over the attacks.