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US condemns attacks that killed 12 in Iran

AP  |  Washington 

The United States is condemning what it calls "terrorist attacks" in the Iranian capital of Tehran.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says the US is sending thoughts and prayers to the Iranian people following attacks that struck Iran's parliament and the mausoleum of its modern founder.

Nauert says the US is expressing condolences to the victims and their families.

Nauert says that "the depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful, civilised world."

The US statement of solidarity with the attack's victims is notable because of the deep distrust between the US and Iran. The two countries don't maintain diplomatic relations and the Trump administration has emphasized the need to counter Iran's influence.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

(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. 22:48 IST