14 Jun 2024
Wednesday 16 August 2023 - 21:57
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Iran's Shah Cheragh 2nd terrorist attack draws global condemnation

The Iran Project - The recent terrorist attack at the Shah Cheragh shrine in Irans southern city of Shiraz has received vehement condemnations from the international community.

The United Nations Secretary-General, EU spokesperson, France, China, Tajikistan, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Azerbaijan, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, and Bahrain were among those who strongly denounced the Sunday attack on the Shah Cheragh holy shrine, which was the second of its kind in the last 10 months.

UN Secretary-General

Antnio Guterres strongly condemned the Sunday attack on the holy site, his spokesman told reporters.

"Acts targeting religious sites, [and] places of worship are abhorrent," Stphane Dujarric said.

The UN chief stressed that the perpetrators of the criminal act against civilians, who were exercising their right to practice their religion freely, should be brought to justice, he added.


The lead spokesperson for the external affairs of the European Union, Peter Stano, strongly condemned the terrorist attack at the Shah Cheragh holy Shrine in Shiraz.

"The attack, claimed by #Daesh, is yet another example of terrorists targeting innocent civilians," Stano said in a post on X social media platform, formerly known as Twitter.


France's Foreign Ministry posted an online message in English on X social media platform in condemnation of the terrorist attack "on a religious shrine" in the Iranian city of Shiraz, which had experienced a similar attack on October 26, 2022.

China, Tajikistan, Japan, and Jordan

Reacting to the terrorist attack at the Shah Cheragh shrine on Sunday afternoon, the spokesman of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wang Wenbin condemned the crime and expressed his country's opposition to any form of terrorism.

He further emphasized that Beijing firmly supports the Iranian people and government in the fight against terrorists, as well as in maintaining peace and stability in this country.

Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin also condemned the terrorist attack at the Shah Cheragh shrine, extending condolences to the families of the attacks' martyrs and wishing a speedy recovery for the injured.

Stating that Tajikistan is ready to cooperate with the relevant entities of the friendly and brotherly country of Iran, the top Tajik diplomat stressed that this terrorist act will not affect the relations between Tajikistan and Iran.

Later on Tuesday, Jordan's Foreign Ministry also expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist attack at the Shah Cheragh shrine which resulted in the martyrdom and wounding of several people.

Issuing a statement, the Jordanian foreign ministry emphasized Jordan's firm stance based on rejecting violence and terrorism regardless of the motives and reasons.

The Japanese embassy in Tehran also reacted to the terrorist attack in a post on X social media, formerly known as Twitter.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of life in Shah Cheragh Shrine in #Shiraz City on August 13. We condemn in the strongest terms the terrorist attack. The attack against innocent civilians is unacceptable for any reason. We express our heartfelt condolences to the victims and the bereaved families and pray for the swift recovery of those who were injured," the embassy wrote.


The Lebanese Foreign Ministry has rapped the terrorist attack at Iran's Shah Cheragh shrine on Sunday afternoon attack, saying the incident took place with the aim of undermining Iran's stability and security.

Lebanon's Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Tuesday, condemning the attack on the Shah Cheragh and regretted the martyrdom and injuries in the incident.


Syria vehemently condemned the recent terrorist act targeting visitors of the Shah-e Cheragh shrine in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz, Fars province.

The act, perpetrated by terrorists with international backing, aims to disrupt Iran's security, said a Syrian Foreign Ministry source.

In a statement, the Syrian foreign ministry expressed its denunciation of the violent incident, emphasizing its tragic impact on innocent citizens. The act was branded as a heinous crime, decried both morally and ethically.


Iraq's Foreign Ministry, for its part, condemned the terrorist attack at the Shah Cheragh shrine, the Iraqi News Agency (INA) reported.

The ministry issued a statement, reiteratingIraq's rejection of terrorism in all its forms and adding that the country stands with the international community in the efforts to confront terrorism.


In a post on X, Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry decried the terror attack in Shiraz that claimed the lives of innocent people.

"Azerbaijan suffered from terrorism andcondemns its all forms andmanifestations," the ministry tweeted, while extending its condolences to families of the victims and the Iranian government and people.


Jasem Mohamed AlBudaiwi, Secretary General of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council has condemned the terrorist attack in Iran's Shah Cheragh shrine.

AlBudaiwi said in a statement on Tuesday that the PGCC holds on to the same position in dismissing various forms of violence and terrorism that target civilians and disrupt security and stability.


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