Iran commented that Western powers, especially some permanent Western countries in the Security Council, have divided terrorism into two categories, ‘good and bad’. Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs made this comment in a letter sent to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

The statement was made by Tehran, strongly condemning the silence of the United Nations Security Council regarding the death of more than a dozen people in a terrorist attack on a shrine in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz. At least 15 people died in the attack on October 26.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdullahian said in a letter sent to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the UN Security Council did not condemn the terrorist attack in Shiraz, which is very sad.

Reminding the Security Council of its responsibility to establish peace and security in the world, Amir-Abdullahian said in his letter, “We had hoped the Security Council would ‘strongly condemn’ the terrorist attack in Shiraz.” This is because this council considers terrorism as the biggest threat to international peace and security and condemns terrorist attacks anywhere in the world.

But the UN Security Council’s “unforgivable silence” has proved that some permanent member states have divided terrorism into two categories: “good and bad”. In their view, terrorists who are protecting the interests of the West are good terrorists and their brutal attacks need not be condemned. Iran’s foreign minister commented that the curse of terrorism cannot be eradicated from the world due to the hypocritical behavior of the big powers. – Fars News

05 November/ES