Bolivia, Nicaragua send condolences to Iran over terrorist attack

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-23 12:00:15|Editor: Yurou
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LA PAZ, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Bolivian and Nicaraguan governments on Saturday send condolences to Iran and condemned the terrorist attack that claimed over 20 lives during a military parade in the southwest part of the Islamic republic.

"Bolivia reiterates its disdain for any act of intolerance or extremism and condemns violence and terrorism in all its forms," the Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press statement, adding that Bolivia sends its "deepest sympathies and profound solidarity" to the victims and families of the attack.

Bolivian President Evo Morales shared his grief on Twitter.

"We express our condolences and solidarity with the families of the victims, the people and the government of Iran," wrote Morales.

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo also sent their condolences.

"We would like to express our emphatic condemnation of this criminal act against our Iranian brothers," they said in a statement.

The attack took place in Iran's southwestern Ahvaz city earlier Saturday when four armed men targeted a military parade marking the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war in 1980-1988.