UN chief, Security Council strongly condemn deadly terrorist attacks in Tehran

View of Nowruz Garden Park, Tehran, Iran. Credit: UN Information Centre Tehran

7 June 2017 – Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council today separately offered their condolences to the Iranian Government and families of the people killed in the attacks in the country's capital, Tehran.

In a statement this morning, his spokesperson said that “the Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist attacks.”

At least 50 people were killed or injured in the attacks on the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the Parliament (Majlis) building.

Mr. Guterres called for those responsible for “this unjustifiable violence” to be brought to justice.

“All countries must work together in fighting terrorism while upholding the universal rights and values that bind the global community,” the spokesperson said.

In a separate statement, the UN Security Council, which called the attacks “barbaric” and “cowardly,” stressed the need to take measures to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorism, terrorist organizations and individual terrorists.


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