In a message to Pakistan’s Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, Iran’s Mohammad Ali Jafari expressed condolences with the Pakistani people and government over "the martyrdom of the innocent Pakistani people”.
He asserted "It is clear that new terrorism has crossed ethnic, national, religious, age and gender boundaries,” adding that the fact proves that "violence and terrorism are the result of the policies adopted by trans-regional hegemonic and arrogant superpowers, which seek their interests and goals in the rift among Muslim people."
Jafari also called on the international community to demonstrate "comprehensive and serious" acts in condemning terrorism and confronting states which have created terrorism and sponsor crime against humanity.
The IRGC commander asserted that Muslims’ pioneering role in this regard will quench the plots created by the enemies of Islam to portray a violent image of the holy religion.
The message by the IRGC commander followed one day after at 131 people, most of them students as young as 12, were shot dead and over 122 others wounded on Tuesday in a Taliban seizure of a school in Pakistan’s Peshawar.