Iran denounces ISIL killing of Jordanian pilot

Iran has, in the strongest terms, condemned as “inhumane and un-Islamic” the ruthless killing of a Jordanian pilot by the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Wednesday said all those sponsoring terrorist groups must be held accountable for the tragedy and similar crimes.

Underlining the need to put an end to double standards on terrorism, Afkham called for a firm response to all acts of crimes committed by the ISIL terrorist group.

The Iranian official also extended condolences to the Jordanian government and nation as well as the family of the victim.

On Tuesday, ISIL released a video online showing the Takfiri terrorists set alight Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh who had been taken hostage in December.

The video showed Kassasbeh dressed in an orange jumpsuit and surrounded by flames of fire inside a metal cage.

The pilot was captured by ISIL militants in December when his plane came down in northern Syria, during a mission against the terrorist group.

Jordan has vowed "punishment and revenge" for the killing of the 26-year-old pilot.

Just hours after the video emerged, Amman executed two ISIL-linked militants.