Iran condemns terrorist plot near Great Mosque of Mecca
June 24, Tehran: Iran’s Foreign Minister spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Saturday that the plan to attack the Grand Mosque showed once again that the uncontrolled and growing terrorism currently gripping the whole world, the region and especially Muslim nation, knows no religion, geography, ethnicity and nationality.
On Friday, the Saudi Interior Ministry said it has “foiled the terrorist plan that targeted the security of the Grand Mosque, pilgrims and worshipers.” The bomber had exchanged fire with Saudi security forces and then set off his explosives when he was surrounded in a building in the Mecca neighborhood of Ajyad al-Masafi near the Grand Mosque.
The building then collapsed, injuring six foreigners and five members of the security forces. “The Islamic Republic of Iran condemns terrorism anywhere, in any form and with any intention, and expresses its readiness to help other countries counter criminals, death merchants and ignorant promoters of hatred,” Qassemi said.
The Oslo Times International News Network