The message reads, in part:
“We are appalled by this bloody crime. We hope that all the perpetrators will bear the punishment they deserve. What happened in Ahvaz is yet another reminder of the need to wage an uncompromising war on terrorism in all its manifestations. I would like to reaffirm Russia’s readiness to further step up cooperation with our Iranian partners in countering this evil.”
The President of Russia also expressed his sympathy to the families and friends of the victims and wished speedy recovery to the wounded.