Iran condemns Manchester attack

Tehran, May 23, IRNA - Foreign Ministry spokesman on Tuesday condemned last night terrorist attack in Manchester, which killed at least 22 people, affirming that all terrorist attacks, irrespective of where they happen, have the same ideological root.

Sympathizing with the victims’ families of the attack on the city of Manchester, Bahram Qasemi added that Iran believed terrorist attacks in Iran's Mirjaveh and Britain's Manchester both are rooted in the same ideology.

9 Iranian border guards were martyred by terrorists near Pakistan border in southeastern province of Sistan-Balouchestan on April 26, while patrolling at the zero border point.

On Monday night at least 22 people, including some children, were killed and 59 wounded when a suicide bomber attacked a concert in the British city of Manchester.

“It is advisable that all the countries that have been victims of the extremist ideology and Takfiri terrorism get united and confront it in a serious, sincere and purposeful manner,” Qasemi added.

He affirmed that the cancerous expansion of terrorism across the world is just one of the outcomes of phony and covered coalitions, and giving the wrong address on the gateways and bases of terrorism and extremism.