Cooperation required to eradicate international terrorism: Lebanese official

Beirut, Sept 23, IRNA - A senior Lebanese official condemned Ahvaz terror attack and highlighted the need for cooperation to root out international terrorism.

The Speaker of the Parliament of Lebanon, Nabih Berry in a message to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Seyyed Ali Khamenei, President Rouhani and Majlis speaker, Ali Larijani offered condolences on the killing of civilians as well as the security forces during a terror strike which targeted a parade in Iran's southern city of Ahvaz.

Lebanese president, Michel Aoun and his foreign minister denounced Ahvaz terror attack in separate messages.

In the same vein, some Lebanese figures and groups, including Hezbollah, issued statements and sent messages to condemn the attack and to sympathize with the Iranian people.

During the indiscriminate attack carried out on Saturday morning, four gunmen affiliated with the separatist group 'Al-Ahwaz' attacked a military parade and targeted civilians, the military and the security forces.

The civilians bore the brunt of the attack. A four-year-old boy who was watching the military parade is among those killed.

The terror assault sparked widespread condemnation both nationally and internationally.


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