Chief of Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (also known as Sipah-e-Pasdaran) General Mohammad Ali Jafari has, sent a condolence message to Pakistani Chief of Army Staff General Rahil Sharif in which he has expressed profound grief and sorrow over the loss of innocent school-going children at Army Public School in Peshawar.
Iranian President, Foreign Minister and Foreign Ministry spokesperson also sent condolence messages. Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham condemned on Tuesday the takfiri Taliban’s attack on an army-run school in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar, which left at least 141 people dead, most of them children.
“This is a totally un-Islamic and inhumane act. Terrorism, extremism and endangering the lives of innocent people, in any form and with any objective, is condemned,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said Tuesday.
Underlining the need for peace and unity in Pakistan, Afkham urged cooperation among countries in the region and the world in the fight against terrorism and extremism. She also highlighted the need for unity and solidarity among Pakistani ethnic and religious groups to put an end to violence in the country.
The Iranian official further extended condolences to the Pakistani government and nation, including the bereaved families of victims, over the tragic incident.
President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday condoled with the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, government and nation over the loss of lives of several citizens in a terrorist attack.
In his message, President Rouhani also sympathized with the families of victims and voiced Iran`s readiness to cooperate with Pakistan to tackle terrorism.
In Tehran, mourning reference was held in Pakistani school where Iranians and Pakistanis largely participated and paid homage to the martyr children and female teachers.