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Putin: Russia ready to support Iran in fighting terror

7 June 2017 17:12 (UTC+04:00)
Putin: Russia ready to support Iran in fighting terror

By Rashid Shirinov

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani and voiced condolences in connection with the terrorist attacks in Tehran.

The president confirmed Russia’s readiness for joint fight against terrorism, the Kremlin’s press service said.

“The Russian President strongly condemned these crimes, which once again confirm the need to increase international cooperation in the fight against the forces of terror. He reiterated the readiness of the Russian side for further joint actions in this direction together with the Iranian partners,” the press service said.

Two separate attacks shook Tehran on June 7. As reports said, several armed people tried to break their way into the Parliament building.

The attackers managed to get inside the building and engaged in a shootout with the security forces. One terrorist committed suicide by blowing himself up. The latest reports indicate that all four terrorists who took part in the siege of the parliament building have been killed.

Another attack took place at the Imam Khomeini Shrine. The reports said Iran's security forces neutralized one terrorist, another one committed suicide. At least 4 pilgrims have also been injured in the attack.

Senior politicians from various countries condemned the terrorist attacks in Tehran claimed by the ISIS terrorist group that killed at least 12 people.


Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov

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