Iran deplores deadly bombing in Afghanistan
Press TV -(Wed Jul 16, 2014) The Islamic Republic of Iran has condemned a recent deadly bombing at a busy market in Afghanistan’s eastern Paktika Province.
Speaking at her weekly press conference in Tehran on Wednesday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham denounced the Tuesday incident, in which at least 42 people were killed and 67 others injured in a car bomb attack in the town of Urgun near the Afghan border with Pakistan.
She also expressed sympathy with the bereaved families of the bombing and offered condolences to the nation and government of Afghanistan.
“In addition to expressing outrage at the terrorist and extremist acts, the Islamic Republic of Iran considers President Hassan Rouhani’s ‘World against Violence and Extremism’ (WAVE) initiative as a clear and firm basis for the resolute move of countries in the direction of fighting extremism and terrorism,” the Iranian spokesperson added.
Last December, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to approve Rouhani’s WAVE initiative, which calls on all nations across the globe to denounce violence and extremism. The Iranian president offered the proposal in his address to the UN Disarmament Conference in New York in September 2013.
Under the UN resolution adopted in accordance with the WAVE proposal, the General Assembly member states are urged to take “appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace and to achieve international cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character.”