15 December 2010

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Deadly Terrorist Bombing of Mosque in Iran

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms the suicide bombing at a mosque in Chabahar, Iran, which has reportedly left scores of people dead and many more injured.  He is shocked and dismayed by this abhorrent terrorist act directed at mourners commemorating the holy day of Ashura.

The Secretary-General conveys his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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