Friday, December 2, 2022

Attack on Iran shrine will not go unanswered - foreign minister

Attack on Iran shrine will not go unanswered - foreign minister

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will not sit back after an attack at a shrine that killed 15 people in an event and designed to destabilise the country, the foreign minister said on Thursday.

Iranian officials said they had arrested a gunman who carried out the attack at the Shah Cheragh shrine in the city of Shiraz. 

"We will certainly not allow Iran's national security and interests to be toyed with by terrorists and foreign meddlers who claim to defend human rights," Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said in a statement carried by state media.

"This crime made the sinister intentions of the promoters of terror and violence in Iran completely clear. There is reliable information that the enemies have drawn up a multi-layered project to make Iran insecure."