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UAE condemns Tehran attacks

AFP  |  Dubai 

The United Arab Emirates today

condemned twin attacks claimed by the Islamic State group that killed at least 12 people in the Iranian capital.

"Our position on terrorism is very clear ... Any terrorist attack in any country, in any capital, directed at innocent people is something that the UAE abhors and the UAE condemns," state minister for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash told AFP.

Gunmen and suicide bombers, including at least one woman, stormed parliament and the tomb of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran today in the first attacks in Iran claimed by IS.

At least 38 people were also wounded.

Like neighbouring Saudi Arabia, the UAE has been deeply critical of Iranian policy. The Sunni-ruled Gulf states accuse Shiite Iran of meddling in the region's affairs.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Wed, June 07 2017. 18:48 IST