Oct 21, 2021 11:01 UTC
  •  Iranian diplomat visits Afghans injured in Kandahar mosque terrorist attack

An Iranian diplomat has visited a group of Afghan nationals who sustained injuries during a terrorist attack on a mosque in the southern city of Kandahar last week and transferred to Tehran for treatment.

Iran’s deputy ambassador to Kabul visited on Thursday as many as 30 Afghans who remained in critical condition at Tehran’s Baqiyatallah Al’Azam Hospital, following the Daesh-claimed attack on the Bibi Fatima mosque.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the visit, he said following their “disgraceful defeat” and “humiliating” withdrawal from Afghanistan, the United States and its allies decided to “ruin the sweet taste” of this victory for the Afghan nation and people of the region.

“Therefore, after despairing of waging a civil war in Afghanistan, they [the US and its allies] started using the name of Daesh to create insecurity in Afghanistan,” he said.

He added that Iran strongly condemned terrorist attacks on mosques in the Afghan cities of Kabul, Kunduz and Kandahar and a number of other terror incidents in different provinces and regarded them as a “new mischief by the Western-Arab front in Afghanistan.”

The Iranian diplomat called on all countries in the region to make more efforts to prevent the continuation of such terrorist moves.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian diplomat said Tehran decided to send humanitarian aid to Afghanistan from the first days of the former Afghan government’s collapse under a directive issued by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Seyyed Ali Khamenei to stress the need to support the oppressed Afghans.

In cooperation with Iran’s Embassy in Kabul and following coordination with new officials in Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic has so far dispatched 10 consignments of humanitarian aid to families of martyrs and those wounded in mosque blasts in Kabul, Kunduz and Kandahar, said the diplomat, adding some of the injured Afghans have also been transferred to Tehran and the treatment process is currently underway.

“As in the past, the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue to help the Afghan people and asks authorities of the neighboring country to engage more seriously than before in the fight against the new [wave of] terrorism in Afghanistan and not to allow the continuation of these movements against people of this country,” the diplomat said.