IS Chemical Attack in Iraq Condemned

IS Chemical Attack in Iraq Condemned

Iran strongly condemned the recent chemical attack by the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group, which left hundreds of people wounded in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk. On Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hossein Jaberi Ansari expressed sympathy with the Iraqi nation and government as well as those injured in the terror attack that, he said, amounts to a crime against humanity, Press TV reported.“The incident is yet another wakeup call for the international community and highlights the need for the adoption of transparent policies to firmly confront terror groups, particularly IS, and punish their supporters,” he added.Last week, IS militants fired mortar shells and Katyusha rockets filled with “poisonous substances” into the village of Taza, located some 20 km south of Kirkuk.Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi vowed on Saturday that IS terrorists would be punished for the brutal raid.Iran has dispatched a medical team to Iraq to help the victims following a request by the Iraqi side for emergency help.

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