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The Iranian Resistance (NCRI) Strongly Condemns the Terrorist Attack in Manchester

Statement by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, 23 May 2017

The world is in shock and distress after the criminal terrorist attack on Manchester Arena. The Iranian Resistance condemns this callous attack and offers the NCRI’s deepest condolences and sympathies to the people of Britain, especially to the families of the victims. The NCRI wishes quick recovery for those wounded in the attack.

Killing innocent and defenseless people under any pretext, particularly children and teenagers, is a crime against humanity and has nothing to do with Shiite or Sunni Islam and sharply contradicts the teachings of this great religion.

These terrorist crimes which have extended beyond the Middle East to other parts of the world are the unquestionable products of the expansion of fundamentalism and extremism. Breaking out of this cycle of crimes and carnage can be achieved only by concentrating on the main source of fundamentalism, namely the anti-human regime ruling Iran that is called the Godfather of Daesh by the Iranian people.

Mohsen Rezaii, former commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), described the terrorist attack in Manchester as the outcome of President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, a flagrant admission that the horrific terrorist crime has been in the interest of the Iranian regime.

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