ISIL group on Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on a Shia mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar that killed at least 62 people and injured scores more.
The Friday assault came just a week after another ISIL-claimed attack on Shia worshippers at a mosque in the northern city of Kunduz that killed more than 60 people.
In a statement released on its Telegram channels, the group said two ISIL suicide bombers carried out separate attacks on different parts of the
A large explosion has hit a Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar, killing at least 33 people and wounding scores of others.
Qari Saeed Khosti, the spokesman of the Taliban’s new government’s interior ministry said, said the blast which took place during Friday prayers caused "heavy casualties", adding that authorities are collecting details of the explosion.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Eyewitnesses described three terrorists, one of whom
An Iranian court has ordered the leader of Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, a.k.a. MKO and PMOI) to pay nearly 8000 billion tomans in damages for the victims.
"Over 40 former members of the group and a number of people who were injured filed a lawsuit in this case," Zabihollah Khodaian told the reporters in a press conference.
"The court, through the Foreign Ministry, notified the Ministry of Justice of the countries in which the group operates," he said adding, "as you saw, the group
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces condemned a recent bomb attack that has killed scores of worshippers at a mosque in Afghanistan’s Kunduz, saying Takfiri terrorism created by the hegemonic powers and Zionists poses a threat to the Muslim community.
In a statement on Monday, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said the diabolical crime once again demonstrated the “dangers of Takfiri terrorism” produced in the “think tanks of hegemonic powers and Zionism as well as the spy
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei strongly condemned the recent terrorist attack in Afghanistan's Kunduz region and called for punishment of the culprits behind the heinous crime.
In a message of condolence to Afghan officials on Saturday, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that the tragic incident caused a lot of grief and sorrow.
Iran's Supreme Leader called on officials in the neighboring and brotherly country of Afghanistan to bring bloodthirsty
In a message of condolences on the martyrdom and injury of a large number of innocent people in Afghanistan in a terrorist act, the President emphasized, "This crime, which was committed at the beginning of Rabi, the month of unity among Muslims, with the aim of sowing discord among Muslims, was committed by those whose anti-human and anti-religious nature is obvious to everyone”.
Ayatollah Dr. Seyyed Ebrahim Ra'isi's message is as follows:
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Friday condemned the terrorist attack on a mosque in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
Khatibzadeh denounced the terrorist acts committed in any forms and by any groups.
He expressed his sympathy to the families of the victims, wishing speedy recovery for the wounded people.A bomb blast near a Shia mosque in Kunduz has killed 15 people and injured 90 others so far, sources have reported.
Large number of worshippers killed or wounded during Friday prayers in blast claimed by ISKP
At least 100 worshippers have been killed or injured in a suicide bombing that targeted a packed Shia mosque in Afghanistan during Friday prayers.
Responsibility for the blast, which took place in Kunduz, the capital of the province of the same name in the north-east of the country, was claimed by the Islamic State’s local affiliate, Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), which has a long
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has censured unilateral designations of states as supporters of terror, saying terrorism should not be linked to any religion and ethnicity or equated with legitimate national struggles to get rid of foreign occupation and achieve self-determination.
Speaking on behalf of NAM at the 6th Committee of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Zahra Ershadi, deputy permanent representative of Iran to the UN, said the forum of 120 developing world states unequivocally
Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi in statement reaffirmed Iran's unwavering commitments to combat all manifestations of terrorism, including economic and medical ones.
'The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns terrorism and reaffirms its unwavering commitments to combat it in all its forms and manifestations, including state terrorism, with special regard for economic and medical terrorism, pursued through the imposition of Unilateral
Research concludes it ‘was probable’ that Menwith Hill was used to assist in the controversial assassination
The RAF intelligence base at Menwith Hill near Harrogate, north Yorkshire, is the world’s largest electronic monitoring station. Photograph: Mark Waugh/Alamy
Campaigners have called on ministers to explain whether the secretive Menwith Hill intelligence base in Yorkshire is involved in recent drone strike assassinations, after the publication of a report that raises questions about
Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said in a meeting with IRGC Qods Force commander that if the special role played by the revered and champion martyr of campaign against terrorism did not exist today "our region would have looked different".
Qods Force Commander Brigadier General Esmail Qa’ani attending the Foreign Ministry congratulated Hossein Amirabdollahian for starting his work as the Islamic Republic of Iran foreign minister.
Amirabdollahian in the meeting further stressed that
The Iranian intelligence forces dismantled a terrorist team, a statement by the Iranian Intelligence Ministry said on Tuesday.
The Iranian Intelligence Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that a terrorist team that was supported and guided by the spy services of adversary countries was identified and demolished.
The statement said that the terrorist team was going to carry out acts of sabotage inside the country but was targeted before they could carry out their mission.
A senior Iranian legislator blamed the western states, especially the US, for the spread of terrorism in the region, and expressed the hope that the advocates of terrorist groups in Syria would change their policies and approaches.
“Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, the Islamic Republic of Iran logically believed that the problems in Syria don’t have military solutions and the crisis in the country can be ended politically using the domestic potentials and capacities in Syria,”
Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi in a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Suleyman Soylu stressed fighting the unbridled terrorism in the region and controlling trans-regional powers’ interference.
Vahidi said that the Iranian government’s has adopted good-neighborliness and promoting cooperation between neighbors as its definite policy.
He described Iran and Turkey as two important powers in the region which play vital role in establishing peace and stability.
He reiterated that
Iranian intelligence forces identified and dismantled an anti-security group in southwestern Iran on Sunday evening.
According to the public relations of the General Intelligence Office of Khuzestan Province, the intelligence forces on Sunday evening managed to identify and arrest an anti-security group that intended to conduct acts of sabotage in this province.
Accordingly, dozens of weapons were seized in the operation, which was done last night in the southwestern border region of
Director-General of the Peace and International Security Department at Iranian Foreign Ministry Reza Najafi called on the UN to take firm position with regard to assassinating nuclear scientists and Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani.
Speaking in a meeting with Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate Michèle Coninsx, Najafi stressed solving the misunderstandings regarding double standards adopted by the United
Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi says that terrorism has its roots in various crises such as identity and economy and it will not be solved through an arbitrary attitude.
Addressing the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, President Raisi said, “The fact that modern lives have become devoid of meaning and spirituality as well as the spread of poverty, discrimination and oppression have helped the rise of terrorism.”
“The increasing growth of indigenous terrorism in the
Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi underlined that his country’s foreign policy has always been based on supporting multilateralism and active participation in international organizations to confront regional and global challenges.
President Raisi made the remarks in an address to the 21st Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Tajikistan’s capital of Dushanbe on Friday.
“The foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran has always been based on active participation in
Yemen's Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf dismissed a US accusation that mentioned Yemen as a great terror threat.
Earlier, the director of the US National Intelligence Avril Haines said the greatest threat to the US from international terrorists comes from nations such as Yemen, Somalia, Syria and Iraq, with Afghanistan further down the priority list after the two-decade American troop presence ended, presstv reported.
Yemen’s Foreign Minister Sharaf stressed that Yemen will never be a safe