President Commiserates With Pakistan

President Commiserates With PakistanPresident Commiserates With Pakistan

President Hassan Rouhani has expressed sympathy with the families of the victims of Tuesday's deadly attack on a school in Pakistan, saying Tehran is ready to work with Islamabad in the fight against terrorism.

In a message to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday, Rouhani offered condolences to the Pakistani government and nation over the tragic incident, which left more than 140 people dead.

"This incident proved once again that countering violence and extremism and rooting out terrorism require firm determination and willpower by the international community as well as all regional governments. While sympathizing with the families of the victims, I express the Islamic Republic's readiness to cooperate with the Pakistani government in combating terrorism," IRNA quoted the president as saying.

The foreign ministry also condemned the terrorist attack in Peshawar. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Marzieh Afkham said, "This terrorist act is absolutely inhumane and against Islam. Terrorism, extremism and endangering the lives of innocent civilians in any form should be condemned."