Iran: Terrorist attack on the shrine in Shiraz will not go unanswered
Tehran comments on the terrorist attack that hit the city of Shiraz, and the Iranian President vows retaliation.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi announced today, Wednesday, that the attack on the Shah-e-Cherag shrine will not go unanswered, calling on "the security services to expose the perpetrators and masterminds behind this terrorist act."
In a message of condolence, Raisi stressed that "the enemies of Iran are taking revenge for the despair and failure that have hit them hard," noting that "the enemies of Iran, by trying to foment sedition among the people, want to avenge the country's development."
Commenting on the terrorist attack, the speaker of the Iranian Shura Council, Muhammad Baqir Qalibaf, said, "The enemies, having failed to achieve their ominous goals, resorted to the method of the Takfiri terrorists.”
Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi also commented on the terrorist act in Shiraz and considered that "this act exposed the plots of the enemy,” calling it "another living example of its crimes."
Wahidi said that "the riots today are treading a dangerous path as the enemy resorts to new ways," noting that "terrorism has taken advantage of the atmosphere of the riots and carried out its actions.” He also called on the security officials to monitor the situation more closely.
The Director of Al Mayadeen office in Tehran reported that 15 were martyred and 40 were wounded in a terrorist attack that targeted the Shah-e-Charagh shrine in Shiraz, and the attacker was arrested following his injury.
Al Mayadeen correspondent had initially reported that gunmen, who are extremist terrorists of non-Iranian nationality, entered the city of Shiraz by car and opened fire on the visitors and staff in the religious shrine.