Jul 20, 2015, 11:56 PM
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Iran condemns terrorist attacks in Turkey

Tehran, July 20, IRNA – Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Southern Turkey which resulted in death and injury of several Turkish citizens on Monday.

'This criminal terrorist attack once again showed that the perpetrators of such acts are not committed to any principle and for achieving their inhuman objectives will do anything,' Afkham said.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman expressed sympathy with the bereaved families of the terrorist acts.

'The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran believes that blind terrorism is a serious threat in the region and within the same framework Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan has underlined the need for cooperation on fighting terrorism in the region,' Afkham said.

At least 30 people have been killed after a massive 'terrorist' explosion rocked the Turkish town of Suruc, near the southern border with Syria.

The blast occurred at the garden of Amara Culture Center of Suruç Municipality on Monday. Suruc lies opposite the Syrian flashpoint town of Kobani.

An unnamed official in the prime minister's office said nearly 100 people were also injured in the attack.

'It is a suicide attack,' the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP.