Iran Condemns Twin Terrorist Attacks on Tunis

Police officers at the site of a suicide attack in the Tunisian capital on June 28, 2019 / Photo by AFP

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has condemned two terrorist attacks on the capital of the friendly and brotherly country of Tunisia.

In his Friday statement, Mousavi also offered sympathy to the families of the victims, and underlined Tehran’s full support for the Tunisian government and nation in fight against terrorism.  

He also pointed to the illness of Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, and wished him health.

Tehran hopes that the Tunisian nation and government will firmly tread on the path of democracy as always, and be able to hold their upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections successfully and gloriously, he added.

Tunisia’s 92-year-old president was rushed to a military hospital after suffering a “severe health crisis” on Thursday, shortly after two suicide attacks struck the capital Tunis.

President Essebsi was “taken seriously ill and transferred to the military hospital in Tunis,” the Tunisian presidency said in a post on Facebook Thursday.

The announcement came as police were securing the site of two suicide bombings that targeted security forces in Tunis, killing at least one person and injuring several others.

All of those wounded in the explosions were in stable condition Thursday evening, the director of Charles Nicolle Hospital told state-run TAP news agency.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, but did not offer any evidence, in a statement published by the group’s affiliated media wing, Amaq news agency.

   
   

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