Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks in the Syrian coastal cities of Jableh and Tartus, which killed at least 140 people, mostly civilians.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Jaberi Ansari expressed deep sympathy with the bereaved families of the victims and the people and government of Syria over the tragic incidents.
He said that terrorism and extremism are serious threats to regional nations as well as to global peace and security, adding that Iran calls on the international community to fulfil its moral and legal duty to counter them.
Four car bombs and three suicide bombers struck the Syrian cities of Jableh and Tartus, leaving a trail of over 140 dead on Monday May 23.
According to the Syrian Foreign Ministry, terrorists first detonated a car bomb at the main bus station in Tartus, which was immediately followed by two suicide bomb explosions, one inside the bus station and the other in a nearby residential neighbourhood.
At least 48 people were killed in Tartus on Monday. Many of those killed and injured were school children or university students.
Almost simultaneously with the Tartus blasts, militants detonated three car bombs in the city of Jableh. Two of the bombs went off at the main bus station, while the third was deployed near the Electricity Directorate. A fourth attack in the city was carried out by a suicide bomber at the entrance to Jableh National Hospital.
At least 100 people were killed in Jableh. The “Ahrar al-Sham” terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks in both cities.