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Russian President Vladimir Putin © Mena Today
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed strong condemnation on Wednesday for the "shocking by its cruelty" terrorist attack that took place earlier in the day in Iran, resulting in at least 103 casualties near the tomb of a general assassinated in 2020.
While no group has officially claimed responsibility for the attack, speculations have arisen, pointing fingers at either elements within the Iranian opposition or extremist factions associated with the Iranian regime.
"The assassination of peaceful individuals visiting a cemetery is shocking in its cruelty and cynicism," lamented President Putin in a message sent to his Iranian counterparts, President Ebrahim Raïssi and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to the Kremlin.
"We strongly condemn terrorism in all its forms," he added, reaffirming Russia's commitment to combatting terrorism globally and acknowledging Iran as an ally in this endeavor.
The terror attack occurred near the gravesite of a prominent Iranian general.
As investigations into the attack continue, the international community is closely monitoring the situation, with a focus on the complex political dynamics within Iran.
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