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Foreign Ministry condemns London terrorist attack

Iran has condemned the recent deadly terror attack in London, calling for the formation of a true international coalition against terrorists to replace the current “theatrical” ones.

According to Press TV, on Thursday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi expressed Iran’s sympathy with the families of the victims as well as those injured in the brutal car-ramming and stabbing attack outside the UK Parliament in London.

Qassemi further emphasized the need for the formation of an all-inclusive global alliance aimed at “sincerely” fighting terrorism free from “double standards.”

He further warned, “No country can consider itself immune from terrorism and terrorists as long as we witness the [establishment of] inefficient and theatrical coalitions at international and regional levels to fight terror as well as the double standards being pursued by the Western countries in countering this heinous and inhumane phenomenon.”

“Today, terrorism knows no borders,” said the Iranian official. “In order to uproot this evil and odious phenomenon, the channels for sending arms and equipment to the terrorists should be cut and the financial and moral support for the countries and groups disseminating terrorist ideas should be stopped.”

On Wednesday, at least three people were killed and 40 others were injured outside the UK Parliament in London after an assailant plowed a car into pedestrians and stabbed a police officer, an incident that Metropolitan Police declared a terrorist incident.

Driving a large SUV, the assailant slammed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge near Parliament, killing two people and injuring dozens, before crashing into a fence.