TEHRAN, June 4, YJC - Iran categorically blasted London terrrorist attack, saying that blind attacks and terrorist chains across the world is a warning for the international community.
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -
"The only way to get ride of terrorism is to honestly and responsibly join an international wave against violence and extremism by all countries and without any double standards,” said Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi.
He also called certain countries to avoid ignorance and find out real financial and ideological sources raising extremism and violence.
He noted that terrorism is condemned and rejected in any form and aspect and with any motive.
A terrorist attack at two sites in central London has left at least ten people dead, including three attackers, London police have confirmed.
The attack took place late Saturday night when a white van veered off the road and mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge.
The drivers then got off the vehicle and began stabbing people with large knives in the Borough Market area of bars and restaurants.
"Armed response officers then responded very quickly and bravely and confronted the three male suspects who were shot and killed on Borough Market," Mark Rowley, Britain's top anti-terrorism officer, said following the attack.
"The suspects had been confronted and shot by police within eight minutes of the first call. The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later established to be hoaxes," he added.
According to the commissioner of London's Metropolitan police, at least 7 people were
killed in the attack.
"It has now been confirmed sadly that seven members of the public have died," Cressida Dick told reporters on Sunday.
She also said that the situation was under control, adding, "but large police cordon still in place."
London's Metropolitan Police said on Sunday that 12 arrests had been made in connection with the attack.
According to London Ambulance Service, 48 people were taken to hospital for treatment and a number of other patients were treated for less serious injuries in the center of the city.
Among the wounded there are at least 6 foreign nationals.