Iranian President Affirms Nation's Resilience Against Terrorism, Reiterates Commitment to Cohesion and Security

In a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi emphasized that acts of terror and crime will not succeed in undermining the nation's cohesion, security, and strategy.

Iran (IMNA) - He stated that despite the belief of Iran's enemies that they can achieve their illegitimate goals through acts of terror, the Iranian nation has proven its resilience and determination to maintain its cohesion, security, and strategy.

This statement comes after two terrorist blasts occurred near the burial site of Iran's late anti-terror commander, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, in the southeastern city of Kerman. The blasts took place during a ceremony commemorating the fourth anniversary of his martyrdom. Despite this act of terrorism, President Raeisi's remarks highlight Iran's unwavering commitment to unity and protection against such threats.

Iranian Interior Minister Confirms 84 Dead and 284 Injured in Kerman Attacks

Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi stated in a press conference on Thursday that the recent attacks in Kerman resulted in the death of 84 individuals, with an additional 284 people sustaining injuries, some in critical condition. Medical services have warned that the death toll is expected to rise.

Initially, the reported number of casualties was higher; however, it has been revised down due to the severe disfigurement of some bodies, making accurate counting challenging. Mohammad Saberi, the head of Kerman emergency services, explained that the current death toll stands at 84, as confirmed by the country's Legal Medicine Organization.

In response to the attacks, Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized that the criminals responsible must face appropriate punishment and warned of a harsh response.

Ayatollah Khamenei Vows Severe Punishment for Perpetrators of Twin Terrorist Attacks in Kerman

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, strongly condemned the twin terrorist attacks that occurred in Kerman. He declared that those responsible for ordering and executing these attacks would face appropriate punishment and a harsh response.

During a phone conversation with the Turkish president, President Raeisi emphasized that the future belongs to the Palestinian people and denounced the crimes committed by the Zionists. He expressed his belief that these actions would ultimately prove futile.

President Raeisi also expressed his hope for immediate action to halt Israel's "war machine" through collaborative efforts, coordination, and consultation with Tehran and other nations. He further expressed his desire for an end to the dire situation in Gaza.

Erdogan Expresses Condolences and Calls for Unified Action against Terrorism in Kerman Attack

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan extended his sympathies and condolences to the Iranian President following the brutal terrorist attack in Kerman. Emphasizing the urgency to combat terrorism in all its manifestations, Erdogan underlined the significance of resolute action against this global threat.

During the conversation, Erdogan reiterated Turkey's unwavering commitment to collaborate with Iran in the fight against terrorism. This tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the imperative to unite efforts in countering terrorism effectively.

Iranian President Raeisi Accuses Zionists of Spreading Insecurity in the Region

Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi accused the Zionists of actively attempting to spread insecurity to other parts of the region. In a phone conversation with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, President Raeisi highlighted that the Israeli regime, facing international pressure after failing to achieve its goals in the ongoing conflict in Gaza, is resorting to desperate measures to disrupt stability in neighboring areas.

President Raeisi emphasized the resilience and determination of the Iranian nation, stating that such acts of terrorism would not weaken their will or national cohesion.

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