Iran condemns Munich shooting attack

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned a deadly shooting spree in Germany’s Munich, stressing the need for concerted action by the international community to fight off terrorism.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi expressed condolences to the German government and nation on the tragic shooting attack that has killed at least 10 people.

Countering terrorism, in any shape and at any place, is much in demand by the international community and the human conscience, the spokesman noted.

The killing of innocent and defenseless civilians has marked another blot on the human history, Qassemi deplored, calling for a broad and ceaseless fight without any double standards.

An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall on Friday evening, killing at least 10 people and wounding 16 others before killing himself.

There was no known motive for the shooting in Germany’s third largest city, which went into lockdown with transport halted and highways sealed off immediately after the attack.

By Tasnim News Agency