Vietnam condemns bombing in Iran

By VNA, Reuters   January 4, 2024 | 07:32 pm PT
Vietnam condemns bombing in Iran
Bodies of victims in a double explosion near the Saheb al-Zaman mosque in Kerman, Iran, Jan. 3, 2023. Photo by AFP
Vietnam strongly condemned the bombing in Kerman city in southeastern Iran on Jan. 3, which claimed dozens of lives, spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang said.

Hang made the comment on Thursday while answering to a reporter's query on Vietnam's response to the bombing.

Vietnam would like to extend its deep condolences to the government and people of Iran, and the families of the victims, she said, believing that those who staged the attack must be punished properly.

Labeled a "terrorist attack" by Iranian authorities, Wednesday's bombings hit crowds commemorating Revolutionary Guards general Qasem Soleimani, four years after his death in a U.S. drone strike.

The Islamic State jihadist group said Thursday that it carried out the twin bombings which killed 84 people in Iran.

Iran has yet to complete its investigation into the twin suicide bombings.

The United States rejected any suggestion that it or its ally Israel were behind the bombings, while Israel declined to comment.

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