Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attack on Holy Shrine in 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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