In a letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres published on Friday, Iran’s foreign minister condemned the Security Council’s failure to condemn the terrorist attack.
Here is the content of the letter:
You know that the great country of Iran is the target of yet another terrorist attack. A sinister terror attack targeting pilgrims to the sacred shrine of Shah Cherah in Shiraz, following previous terrorist attacks on Iranian civilians, diplomats, scientists and peaceful nuclear sites on October 26, 2022. The attack martyred 15 innocent Iranians. 30 injured, including men, women and children.
The attack, which ISIS/Daesh has officially claimed responsibility for, highlights the importance of martyred General Qassem Soleimani’s bravery in fighting such a terrorist group and the security of countries in the region. demonstrated the need to protect against the dangers posed by The terrorist group stressed the importance of sustaining the ongoing and successful efforts in the region to eradicate terrorism, and reminded the international community that sensitivity and vigilance against the threat of terrorism must not be compromised. I was allowed to.
In this regard, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the timely statement by the UN Spokesperson and subsequent statement by Your Excellency condemning the terrorist attack in Shiraz. The Islamic Republic of Iran sees this responsible action as an important and encouraging step towards a coherent and non-discriminatory approach by the United Nations to combat terrorism.
However, it is hoped that the United Nations Security Council, which has primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security, has repeatedly identified terrorism as one of the most serious threats to international peace and security in its relevant resolutions. It was done. Established practice strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Shiraz and calls for accountability and prosecution of those responsible for such heinous crimes.
Nevertheless, the inexcusable silence of the Security Council in the face of this crime has led some powers, who are also permanent members of the Security Council, to continue to classify terrorists as either good or bad. It shows that ISIS is not just used as a pressure tool. Other countries not only promote their own narrow political agendas, but their discriminatory and irresponsible behavior make it more difficult for the Security Council to effectively carry out its mandate to combat international terrorism. increase.
As a victim of terrorism and a pioneer in the fight against terrorist groups in the region, the Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to continue its efforts in the fight against terrorism to safeguard the security of countries in the region and national security. have determination Honorable great nation of Iran from the danger posed by such terrorist groups.
I wish Your Excellency continued success in furthering the purposes of the United Nations, and I take this opportunity to renew my assurance of the utmost care.
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Islamic Republic of Iran