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Iran: Tehran comments on attack on Paris embassy03:43

Iran: Tehran comments on attack on Paris embassy

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
September 17, 2018 at 13:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

The spokesperson of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bahram Ghasemi commented on a recent attack on the Iranian Embassy in Paris, during a press conference held in Tehran on Monday.

The Iranian Embassy was damaged by individuals on September 14.

Ghasemi said of the Paris incident, "this trespassing was committed by another group affiliated to, in fact, a terrorist group. [The attack] failed and they could not enter the embassy. But of course, they did inflict damage on the embassy's building. Regarding this, we spoke with the French government continuously and quite seriously."

He also commented on the French handling of the issue. "Due remonstrations were made. They eventually vowed to implement some measures and take action against the saboteurs and trespassers. I think these two incidents [attacks on Iran's embassies in Basra and Paris] are separate and I do not consider them as very much related."

Ghasemi also commented on the Syrian conflict and situation in Idlib. "As for Idlib, what is extremely important is its humanitarian issue, which we must work for, so that this problem is appropriately [tackled] so that we do not see human tolls or very violent behaviour there. Efforts are being formed and measures are being taken. I hope the negotiations, calls, and consultations come out fruitfully and fulfil our objectives to some extent."

Iran: Tehran comments on attack on Paris embassy03:43
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The spokesperson of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bahram Ghasemi commented on a recent attack on the Iranian Embassy in Paris, during a press conference held in Tehran on Monday.

The Iranian Embassy was damaged by individuals on September 14.

Ghasemi said of the Paris incident, "this trespassing was committed by another group affiliated to, in fact, a terrorist group. [The attack] failed and they could not enter the embassy. But of course, they did inflict damage on the embassy's building. Regarding this, we spoke with the French government continuously and quite seriously."

He also commented on the French handling of the issue. "Due remonstrations were made. They eventually vowed to implement some measures and take action against the saboteurs and trespassers. I think these two incidents [attacks on Iran's embassies in Basra and Paris] are separate and I do not consider them as very much related."

Ghasemi also commented on the Syrian conflict and situation in Idlib. "As for Idlib, what is extremely important is its humanitarian issue, which we must work for, so that this problem is appropriately [tackled] so that we do not see human tolls or very violent behaviour there. Efforts are being formed and measures are being taken. I hope the negotiations, calls, and consultations come out fruitfully and fulfil our objectives to some extent."

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