TEHRAN, April 7 (RAHNUMA) — Iran’s interior minister said on Thursday the refrainment by the West and the United States from condemning a “terrorist attack” in northeastern Iran proves that “they are among supporters of such acts,” according to official news agency IRNA.
Ahmad Vahidi addressed reporters that Iran strongly condemns the knife attack in the courtyard of the Imam Reza shrine in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad on Tuesday, which left one cleric dead and two others wounded.
According to the semi-official Tasnim news agency, the 21-year-old attacker Abdol-Latif Moradi was immediately arrested at the scene of the incident by security forces.
Mashhad’s Prosecutor General Mohammed Hossein Doroudi said four other people have been arrested in connection with the attack.
Iran does not expect the United States and the West to condemn the “act of terror” as “they are the ones who have instilled such a mindset,” according to Vahidi.
He added that all the “terrorist roots” of the knife attack would be traced.