Iran condemns deadly attack on Turkish diplomats in Erbil

18/07/2019 - 18:15 Published in News/General

Iran's Foreign Ministry condemned on Thursday a deadly terrorist attack on Turkish diplomats in Erbil.

In a ministry statement, the ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi expressed sympathy for the Turkish government, nation, and families of the victims.

"Terrorism is a horrendous phenomenon that has inflicted extensive damage on regional states," Mousavi said.

"The only way to combat terrorism is concerted action by the international community by putting an end to the political, financial, ideological, and arms support for the terrorist groups," he added.

A Turkish consulate employee was killed in a shooting at a restaurant in Erbil on Wednesday afternoon. Besides, a Iraqi citizen was killed and another seriously injured in the incident.