Ali-Akbar Velayati expressed “deep regret and sorrow” over the Nigerian army’s recent “brutal attack” on Shiite Muslims in that country.
A group of Iranian people held a rally in front of the Nigerian embassy in Tehran on Tuesday to condemn the heavy crackdown against Shiite Muslims in the African country in recent days and the Nigerian army’s massacre of dozens of Shiites.
The Nigerian government is in cahoots with the Western powers, the Zionist regime and Takfiri-Salafi groups to push the Shiites to the sidelines or eliminate them.
Iranian Foreign Ministry says Iran hopes that preservation of calm and national unity in Nigeria in battling terrorism is prioritized while rash and unconstructive measures are avoided.
The massacre of innocent women and men is an inhumane unjustifiable act, Afkham said.
Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky underlined that the Boko Haram terrorist group doesn’t exist and it is a failed plot hatched by Nigeria's spy agencies.
During the visits, the Iranian top diplomat will explore avenues for the promotion of bilateral ties with Tunisia and Algeria.
Iran has condemned a deadly terrorist attack in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, urging an international consensus on a “firm and pragmatic” battle against extremism.
Afkham referred to Tehran's principled policy of rejecting violence, extremism, and terrorism, and stressed the necessity for countering the inhumane phenomenon.
Iran’s foreign minister and Tehran-based foreign ambassadors have marked Africa Day in Iran.