BAN CONDEMNS MOSQUE SUICIDE BOMBING IN IRAN
15 December - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemns in the strongest possible terms the suicide bombing at a mosque in Chabahar, Iran, according to a statement issued today by his spokesperson.
The bombing, which took place earlier Wednesday, has reportedly left scores of people dead and many more injured.
The statement said Mr. Ban is shocked and dismayed by this “abhorrent terrorist act” directed at mourners commemorating the Holy Day of Ashura and he conveys his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Ashura is one of the most important holy days commemorated by Shia Muslims.