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Iranian Taking Its Case on Kerman Terrorist Bombing to UN

Iran is taking its case regarding the bombing to the United Nations, Iranian officials announced today. Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian announced this morning that Iran is taking “immediate legal and international actions” through the UN. “Based on preliminary information from official sources, this ministry has initiated immediate legal and international actions through the United Nations regarding the terrorist attack in Kerman,” Amir-Abdollahian said in a statement posted on X, reported IRNA.

Kazem Gharibabadi, vice-president of the Judiciary for international affairs, also said on Jan. 4 that a judicial case has been opened and that legal proceedings will begin as soon as the perpetrators of the attacks have been identified. “The Islamic Republic has always been a victim of terrorism, and from the beginning of the Islamic Revolution until now, more than 23,000 innocent Iranians have been martyred due to terrorism,” he said.

Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi confirmed this morning that the death toll resulting from the Jan. 3, 2024 attack on the memorial gathering at the Martyr’s Cemetery in Kerman province stood at 84, reported Tasnim, a revision downward from the 103 reported late yesterday. Another 284 people were wounded, with 220 of them still in hospitals, though most of them are now in stable condition. “Security, intelligence, and law enforcement agencies are fully aware and in control, executing their plans according to established protocols,” Vahidi declared.