• Sat / 16 March 2019 / 12:35
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 97122513154
  • Journalist : 71477

Iranians deeply shocked by New Zealand terror attacks but not surprised: Zarif

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Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif reacted to recent terror attacks in New Zealand, saying Iranians are deeply shocked and saddened by Christchurch terror attacks but not surprised.

“Iranians are deeply shocked and saddened by Christchurch terror today. But we're not surprised. Banned from travel to the US, and not allowed to abide by our faith if attending French schools, we Iranians know too well what bigotry and hatred of Islam augur. #EndIslamophobiaNow,” Mr. Zarif wrote on his official Twitter account.

Earlier on Friday, Iranian foreign minister had also tweeted, “Impunity in Western "democracies" to promote bigotry leads to this: -Israeli thugs enter mosque in Palestine to insult Muslims; -Terrorists in NZ livestream their murder of 49 Muslims. Western hypocrisy of defending demonization of Muslims as "freedom of expression" MUST end”.

Friday’s shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, left at least 49 people dead, while another 48, including young children, were being treated for injuries of varying degrees at Christchurch Hospital.

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