Iran condemns Australia terrorist attack
Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemned a Friday terrorist attack in the Australian city of Melbourne where a man set a car on fire and stabbed three people, killing one.
In a statement on Friday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the “hideous and inhumane” crime in Australia indicates that the Daesh cancerous tumor is more than a terrorist group, the Foreign Ministry’s official website reported.
“Daesh is a terrorist and inhumane ideology that has spread to many parts of the world and attracted people from various cultures and societies around the globe due to years of intellectual, political, financial, and military support provided by certain countries,” he deplored.
Qassemi said the only way to get rid of the ideology and save mankind from such satanic thoughts is to cut off all support for terrorist groups and cults to eradicate them.
The Melbourne attacker, 31, was shot after confronting officers on a busy city street. He was taken into custody in a critical condition. The two survivors are in hospital, neither are in a serious condition.
Daesh claimed responsibility for the assault. Australian Federal Police Acting Deputy Commissioner Ian Mccartney told reporters in Melbourne Saturday that the attacker had been inspired by the terror group but there was no direct contact. Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo slammed US unilateralism and called on the international community to condemn Washington’s sanctions reimposed on the Islamic Republic.
Khoshroo made the remarks in a letter to the UN Security Council in New York on Friday.
Iran’s UN envoy stressed the necessity of multilateralism for solving global problems, describing Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from international agreements, including the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, as a challenge to the world order, Press TV reported.
“True multilateralism is founded on inclusion instead of exclusion; cooperation in place of confrontation; equality rather than inequality; rule of law instead of rule of power; pursuing the common goods and longterm objectives of all states, not shortsighted goals of only one state; and solving differences peacefully and justly, not violently and unfairly,” Khoshroo said.
“We need such an annual forum to discuss emerging challenges to multilateralism; the latest of which is the doctrine of ‘withdrawal from international instruments and institutions’ of a member of this council,” he said while referring to the United States.
“This, among others, has resulted in its withdrawal from the Human Rights Council, UNESCO, Paris Agreement, and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” Khoshroo noted.
The permanent representative of Iran to the UN also added that the global community “should not allow the United States to pursue its unilateral, arrogant and self-centered policy which focuses on continuing to reorder the world order to be founded on power, not law.”
In a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on November 5, Khoshroo said the United Nations must hold the United States to account for its “illegal” move to reinstate sanctions on Tehran.
Khoshroo emphasized that Iran has scrupulously fulfilled its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA, as has been repeatedly and consistently verified by the consecutive reports of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).