Zarif condoles with Sri Lankan people over deadly attacks

Iranian foreign minister in a message extended condolences over death of hundreds of Sri Lankan people in the Sunday terrorist attacks.

'Terribly saddened by terrorist attacks on Sri Lankan worshippers during Easter. Condolences to friendly govt & people of Sri Lanka. Our thoughts & prayers with the victims & their families,' Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on Sunday.

He added 'Terrorism is a global menace with no religion: it must be condemned & confronted globally.'

Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi vehemently slammed the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, saying today’s crime once again indicated that regardless of any border, race, nation and religion, the hateful terrorism phenomenon has turned out to be a global problem.

Earlier on Sunday six consecutive blasts rocked various cities in Sri Lanka.

The explosions happened simultaneously in three churches and three hotels in Colombo claiming the lives of at least 156 people and injuring over 400 others.

According to Sri Lanka Police some explosions happened in some other luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.

Police announced that it had earlier warned on the possibility of the attack. 

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called for holding national Security Council extraordinary meeting.

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