Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has censured the latest bomb attacks in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and the southwestern city of Dara’a.
“Resorting to these violent acts and targeting innocent people in this country are indicative of these groups’ approach in opposing the will of the majority of the Syrian people” that support government reforms, Mehmanparast said on Thursday night.
According to Syrian officials, at least 55 people were killed and some 400 others wounded in the Syrian capital after two powerful explosions occurred near a military intelligence building in the city during the morning rush hour on Thursday.
Also on May 9, a bomb attack targeted a Syrian military truck escorting a convoy of UN observers near the southwestern city of Dara’a, wounding six Syrian soldiers.
The latest attacks in Damascus were conducted ten days after the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 20 people were killed and scores of others injured in two bomb attacks against the Air Force Intelligence headquarters and the Military Intelligence building in the northwestern city of Idlib on April 30.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011.
Hundreds of people, including many members of the Syrian security forces, have been killed during the violence.
The Syrian government says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the turmoil and deadly violence, while the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings.
Damascus also says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country and that the security forces have been given clear instructions not to harm civilians.