2021-June-18 09:35
Politics
2021-June-9  15:04

Speaker Commemorates Victims of 2017 Terrorist Attack on Iran's Parliament

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf commemorated the victims of the 2017 terror attack against the parliament, underlining that the attack should never be forgotten.

Qalibaf made the remarks addressing a ceremony held on Wednesday on the occasion of the 4th anniversary of terrorist attacks in Tehran.

"No one should forget such incidents and people’s difficulties after leaving the current commemoration ceremony," he said.

On June 7, 2017, gunmen mounted almost simultaneous assaults on the Parliament building and the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini in Tehran, killing 17 people and injuring more than 50 others.

The ISIL terrorist group claimed responsibility for the assaults. Some of the attackers were killed or arrested and dozens more were captured in the following months – many in operations along the borders with Iraq and Turkey.