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‘US Syria strike sows terror attacks, as in Sweden’

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi

The United States’ recent aggression in Syria sows terrorism, which recently displayed itself in Sweden, Iran says.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi made the remark on Saturday, a day after a truck plowed into a crowd in the Swedish capital of Stockholm, killing four people and injuring 15 others.

“We witnessed the criminal act by one of the disciples of ‘the ideology of ossification, madness, and massacre’ amid the ecstasy of certain Western and Arab countries over the US’s open aggression against Syria,” Qassemi said.

A picture taken on April 8, 2017 shows a blue truck that crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan Street in the Swedish capital of Stockholm the day before. (By AFP)

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Qassemi condemned the attack and sympathized with the Swedish government and people as well as the survivors of “the terrorist crime.”

The Iranian official denounced the deadly incident as “a flagrant attempt at resuscitating terrorism’s moribund body in the [Middle East] region.”

The terrorist attack in Stockholm, he said, showed that terrorism — which some countries openly or secretly support — knows no boundaries.

Qassemi concluded his remarks by urging international consensus, accompanied by “serious determination and an honest approach” toward the eradication of terrorism.

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