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Iran denounces attacks in Baghdad and Istanbul

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sun / 1 January 2017 / 13:37

Tehran (ISNA)-Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi has denounced suicide blasts in Baghdad and terrorist attack in Istanbul.

Ghasemi sympathized with Iraqi and Turkish governments and nations over these deadly attacks.

"Loaded appeasement, misuse of violence and terrorism and acts of double standards have triggered this global destructive disaster which pass all the political, moral, religious and geographical boundaries to continue its disgraceful life", he said.

"Determination, consensus and unity of all countries against violence and terrorism is the only way to confront this phenomenon", Ghasemi added.

At least 39 people were killed and dozens more were wounded when a single gunman attacked a crowded Istanbul nightclub about an hour after midnight on New Year's Day.

A pair of suicide bombings minutes apart hit a central Baghdad market on Saturday, killing 28 people and wounding at least 54.

Ghasemi hoped the 2017 be the year that vigilant and determination of governments and nations all around the world root out terrorism and violence.

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