Nice attack shows terrorism threatens global security: Iran’s Larijani

TEHRAN – Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has condemned the terrorist attack in the French city of Nice, noting terrorism threatens global security.

Terrorism is not restricted to one region and poses “serious threat” against the global security and stability, he said in a message to French National Assembly President Claude Bartolone on Saturday.

“I believe that double standards and lack of serious fight against the evil phenomenon of terrorism will lead to spread of insecurity, violence and extremism in various spots of the world,” Larijani remarked.

He added, “Given the recent events, the European Union is expected to adopt an active, principled, clear and integrated policy to counter terrorism and its roots.”

Bartolone was scheduled to take a trip to Iran on Saturday which was cancelled due to the terrorist attack in Nice.

On Thursday night, an attacker while driving a heavy truck plowed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice, killing at least 84 people and injuring scores more in what President Francois Hollande called a terrorist act, according to Reuters.

The attacker, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was a 31-year-old French man of Tunisian descent.

In remarks on Saturday Iranian Expediency Council chief Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani called the Nice attack a “new dangerous method” which should be taken seriously.