President Rouhani described the brutal and desperate act of terrorists in Hillah, Iraq as the indication of the depth of frustration of the bloodthirsty terrorists and urged the Iraqi government to confront the perpetrators more definitely.
President Rouhanis message is as follows:
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
“He who leaves his home to get closer to Allah, shall be rewarded by Him” (Holy Quran)
Holding of Arba’een ceremony gloriously in the current year was just a small part of the greatness of people whose manners are Ashura-seeking, which bloodthirsty terrorists did not tolerate and illustrated the depth of their frustration and desperateness in a brutal and desperate act.
The painful terrorist attack in Iraq’s Hillah that led to martyrdom of a number of Imam Hussein mourners and others wounded, including a number of our dear fellow countrymen, hurt the heart of all Muslims, especially Shias.
I therefore seriously urge the Iraqi government to confront the perpetrators of such inhumane acts more decisively and that the Iranian government is ready to cooperate in treating the wounded of the bitter incident. I also pray for the martyrs of the catastrophe, swift recovery for the wounded, and offer my condolences to the bereaved families.
The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is still determined to fight terrorists and extremists in every way possible and is confident that we will witness more unity and sympathy from the Iraqi people being the ultimate victorious in their fight against terrorist groups and their supporters.
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran