TEHRAN (Dispatches) - Iranian legislators in a statement on Tuesday condemned the terrorist blast in Kabul which killed and wounded tens of people in a Shia-populated secondary school, blaming the U.S. for the crime.
"The brutal crime committed by the U.S. mercenaries which resulted in the martyrdom of 85 innocent students and wounded 170 at the Seyed al-Shohada school in Kabul, indicates failure of the U.S. policy in its 20 years of shameful presence in Afghanistan,” said the statement read by senior member of the parliament’s Presiding Board Seyed Mohsen Dehnavi.
"The U.S., the terrorist group of Daesh, and other governments and terrorist groups should know that the brave people of Afghanistan, who expelled the former Soviet Red Army from their country empty-handed and made history, will impose the same fate on the U.S. and its mercenaries,” it added.
The Iranian MPs condemned the horrific crime, and called on the international community to identify and punish its perpetrators and allow the brave and intelligent Afghan nation to determine their own fate without any foreign interference, reminding that foreign intervention is a clear violation of Afghanistan’s national sovereignty and the UN Charter.
The death toll in a bomb attack that targeted schoolgirls in Kabul on Saturday has risen to 85.
Iran, Afghanistan Discuss
Afghan Peace Process
On Tuesday, Iranian Foreign
Minister’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan Muhammad Ebrahim Taherian and President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani discussed the peace process of Afghanistan.
Taherian met and held talks with President
Ghani at the presidential palace, according to the Afghanistan presidential press office.
They exchanged views on bilateral relations and regional issues.
Earlier on Monday, Taherian in a meeting with the Chairman of Afghan Peace Council Abdullah Abdullah emphasized Iran’s support for the Afghan peace process.
He added that the Islamic Republic of Iran supports any efforts to ensure the end of the war and to secure the rights of all people.