The Iranian Foreign Ministry has decried the recent deadly twin terror attacks in Afghanistan, reiterating Tehran’s negative stance against any manner of violence for any cause.
Qassemi made the remarks on Tuesday and offered Iran's sympathies to the government and people of Afghanistan.
He stressed that Iran denounces “resorting to any manner of violence and terror-related actions in any form and for any reason."
The Iranian official went on to call on all nations in the region to come together to help eradicate the scourge of terror and violence.
Afghan firefighters clear the road at the site of twin blasts near the Afghan parliament in Kabul on January 10, 2017.
Earlier in the day, at least 38 people were killed and 72 others injured in twin bomb attacks in a crowded area near Afghanistan’s parliament in the capital city of Kabul.
Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the blasts.
An Afghan firefighter walks through the site of twin blasts near the Afghan parliament in Kabul on January 10, 2017.
The Taliban militants lost their grip over Afghanistan in a 2001 US-led invasion, but security has never taken hold in the country despite the presence of foreign boots on Afghan soil. They have been conducting constant bomb attacks across the country, with several international efforts to hold peace talks with the terrorist group ending in failure.
Nearly 10,000 US troops are still in Afghanistan under Washington’s so-called plan to assist Afghan forces to combat Taliban, al-Qaeda and Daesh Takfiri terrorists.