IP - Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN secretary general, on Wednesday condemned the terrorist attack in Iran’s southern city of Shiraz.

Iran PressAmerica: Two people were killed and seven others injured in an armed terrorist attack at the Shah Cheragh shrine in Iran's southern city of Shiraz on Sunday.

Dujarric told reporters in New York that the UN condemns the attack at the religious site, expressing sympathy with the people and government of Iran.

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist attack today on the Shah Cheragh Holy Shrine in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran, for which the so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility.

Such acts targeting religious sites are especially heinous.  The Secretary-General stresses the need to bring to justice the perpetrators of this crime against civilians exercising their right to practise their religion.

The Secretary-General conveys his deep condolences to the bereaved families and the people and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.  He wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.


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