President condemns St. Petersburg metro terrorist blast/Iran ready to cooperate with Russian gov’t President Hassan Rouhani sent a message to the President of the Russian Federation over St. Petersburg metro bombing and strongly condemned the terrorist attack, expressing Iran’s readiness to cooperate with the Russian government in this regard.

President’s message is as follows:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

H. E. Vladimir Putin,

President of the Russian Federation,

With the deepest feelings of sorrow and grief, I learned about the terrorist blast in St. Petersburg metro which left a number of innocent Russians dead and injured. I hereby strongly condemn the heinous crime and express my and the Iranian nation’s deepest condolences and sympathy to your Excellency and the people of Russia, wishing for patience and serenity for the bereaved families of the horrible incident.

As we pointed out in our recent negotiations, rooting out all kinds of terrorism regardless of their motives requires collective efforts by the global community and cooperation by all countries to combat the intellectual origins and the supporters of the criminal groups. Within this framework, I deem it necessary to express the Islamic Republic of Iran’s readiness to cooperate with the government of Russia in this field.

I seize the opportunity to renew my warmest regards.

Hassan Rouhani

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran