Iran slams terrorist attack on German consulate in Mazar Sharif

TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi condemned the attack on German consulate in Mazar Sharif.

At least two have been killed and around 60 injured after a car bomb rammed into the outer wall of the German consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar Sharif.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ghasemi sent condolence message on the incident and sympathized with families of the victims of the terrible crime.

He stressed the need for the momentous and historic responsibility of the international community in fighting against barbaric acts of terrorists and Takfiri groups.

Calling the attacks on diplomatic facilities in Afghanistan clear sign of affiliation of terrorist groups with enemies of the Afghan nation, Ghasemi said it seems that these groups and their supporters seek to increase the presence of foreign troops in this country.

He emphasized the immunity of diplomatic places anywhere in the world, adding Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Iran was the first diplomatic facility invaded by terrorist groups in 1998 in Mazar Sharif, during which unfortunately a number of journalists, diplomats and employees were martyred.

“Repeating such brutal behaviors reminds the need for a global consensus and collaborative effort by all governments, nations and awakened consciousness of human society to begin a determined fight against the terrible acts,” Ghasemi deplored adding recent events show once again that terrorism knows no nationality and location.