Iran, Kerman – Two explosions during a ceremony in Iran to commemorate the death of top commander Qassem Soleimani have killed nearly 100 people and wounded over 200 others. The attacks took place in the southeastern city of Kerman, and no one has claimed responsibility for the blasts. Iranian officials have labeled the incident as a “terrorist attack.”
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei promised a “harsh response” to the attack, vowing that the perpetrators will be identified and held accountable. President Ebrahim Raisi also expressed determination to punish those responsible for the “cowardly act.”
The European Union condemned the bombings and demanded that the perpetrators be brought to justice. Similarly, leaders from Hezbollah, the Houthis, Iraq, Malaysia, Russia, Turkey, and the United Nations offered their condolences and called for the individuals behind the attacks to be held accountable.
US officials rejected any suggestion of involvement in the blasts, emphasizing that the United States and its ally, Israel, were not behind the explosions. White House national security spokesman John Kirby expressed sympathy for the victims and their families, reiterating the country’s lack of involvement in the incident.
The deadly blasts have sparked global condemnation and expressions of solidarity with Iran, with leaders from various countries offering their condolences and calling for accountability for the perpetrators. As the investigation continues, the Iranian government remains determined to address the tragedy and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.