Iran vows to back Afghanistan following Kabul blast
Iran’s FM spokesman while slamming Wed. terrorist attack near Afghanistan’s diplomatic zone, said Iran will always stand by the Afghan nation and government during difficult times. Bahram Ghasemi expressed condolences to the Afghan government and nation as well as the families of victims over a huge suicide bomb attack near the diplomatic area in Kabul on Wednesday morning, which killed at least 80 people and injured 300 others. Ghasemi voiced hope that political initiatives and talks between Afghan groups without intervention from certain regional and trans-regional countries accused of arming terrorists will raise a wall against such violent, inhumane acts that have targeted peace and stability in Afghanistan. “Terrorist attacks are condemned and unacceptable and must be responded to no matter where they occur or by which group or under whatever pretext”, Ghasemi stressed. He went on to add, “the suicide attack in Kabul this morning was another warning that negligence in combating terrorism and the continuation of support from certain countries in the region have caused a wide spread of such heinous acts in recent weeks”. “It is imperative that all peace-seeking countries give considerable attention to the issue of extremism, its roots, its promoters and sponsors”, he said.