Jakarta Terror Attacks Denounced

Jakarta Terror Attacks Denounced

Iran strongly condemned the recent string of deadly explosions that rocked the Indonesian capital Jakarta, saying the perpetrators of the “inhumane act” must be brought to justice. On Thursday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari voiced sympathy with the families of the victims as well as the Indonesian government and nation, hoping that such terror attacks would not hamper Indonesians’ will to promote Islam, Press TV reported. “Such terrorist acts, in a country where restraint and moderation are the defining characteristics of its people and which has always been one of the frontrunners in the United Nations peacekeeping missions in the world, once again proved that terrorism and extremism have no boundary,” he said. Ansari called for a tough response to the perpetrators and supporters of acts of terrorism, highlighting the need for a united and global fight against the ominous phenomenon. Earlier in the day, Jakarta was hit by a series of blasts and a gunfight, centered around Thamrin Street, a major shopping and business district near foreign embassies and the United Nations offices in the megacity.

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