U.S. condemns suicide attack in Iran, denies involvement

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 — The United States on Sunday condemned a suicide attack in southeastern Iran and categorically rejected reports that it was involved in the attack.

"We condemn this act of terrorism and mourn the loss of innocent lives," State Department Spokesman Ian Kelly said in a statement.

"Reports of alleged U.S. involvement are completely false," the spokesman added.

The U.S. State Department made the statement hours after the suicide attack occurred in Iran's southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan near its border with Pakistan.

Dozens of people, including several senior military commanders of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and local tribal leaders were killed in the suicide attack. (PNA/Xinhua)



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