Iraqi children watch the site of a car bomb in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, June 13, 2012.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Iraq as ‘inhumane,’ attributing them to the ‘enemies of the region.’
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdolahian reacted on Thursday to the chain of terrorist attacks across Iraq on Wednesday, firmly censuring the incidents and expressing sympathy with the families of the victims.
On Wednesday, Iraq experienced one of its bloodiest days after a spate of bombing and shooting attacks left at least 80 people dead and over 300 wounded across the country.
The attacks mainly targeted Muslim pilgrims as they were making their way to the shrine of Shia Imam Musa ibn Ja’far al-Kazem (PBUH) in the neighborhood of Kadhimiya to commemorate the anniversary of his martyrdom.
The Iranian official further asserted that the main culprits behind the organized terrorist acts in Iraq and Syria must realize that the persistence of such efforts would lead to regional insecurity, the flames of which would overtake the people of the region.
“Only the enemies of the region will benefit from such [terrorist] activities,” he added.
Amir-Abdolahian further expressed sympathy with the families of the victims, noting that despite the extensive efforts by the terrorist elements and their supporters, the Iraqi government has taken firm steps towards establishing security and stability in the country.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the recent terrorist attacks in Iraq.
Explosions and shootings take place across Iraq on a regular basis, often targeting Shia-majority areas and local security forces.
According to an official figure released by the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, a total of 132 Iraqis were killed in May, alone.