Iran con­demns Aus­tralia ter­ror­ist at­tack

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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).

AP

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