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Iran: EC Secretary Urges US to Show War on Terrorism in Action

Source: Tabnak, Tehran

"If Mr. Obama is against such moves, he should provide Iran with ample and precise information that the US intelligence agencies have about these groups."

Mohsen RezaeiSecretary of Iran's Expediency Council (EC) Mohsen Rezaei blasted the western states for their reluctance to cooperate with Iran in the war on terrorism, stressing that condemnation of such moves in mere words cannot stop terrorist actions and are not, thus, good enough to prove the underlying intentions of any given state.

In a statement issued on Saturday to condemn the deadly terrorist bombing in Iran's Southeastern port city of Chabahar that killed at least 37 people and wounded 95 others, Rezaei stated, "It is regrettable that the world powers have just sufficed to condemn the incident and refrain from providing Iran with (relevant) intelligence," according to Fars News Agency.

"If Mr. Obama is against such moves, he should provide Iran with ample and precise information that the US intelligence agencies have about these (terrorist) groups," the statement added.

One of the victims of the terrorist attack in

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday strongly condemned the "outrageous terrorist attack" in Chabahar, and said in a written statement, "I strongly condemn the outrageous terrorist attack on a mosque in Chabahar."

Obama said such acts recognized no religious, political, or national boundaries, adding that the United States condemned terrorism wherever it occurs.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also condemned the attack and extended condolences to the families of the victims.

"This is yet another example of terrorists using cowardly methods to inflict pain and fear on innocent civilians," she said, adding the perpetrators must "be held to account" for what they did.

At least 37 people, including women and children, were killed and 95 others were wounded in a suicide bomb blast in Chabahar on Wednesday. The attack took place outside Imam Hussein Mosque in the port city of Chabahar, in Sistan and Balouchestan province, near the border with Pakistan.

The Pakistani-based Jundollah terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Jundollah group has claimed responsibility for numerous terrorist attacks in Iran. The group has carried out mass murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, acts of sabotage and bombings. They have targeted civilians and government officials as well as all ranks of Iran's military.

After Iran arrested Jundollah's number one Abdolmalek Rigi in late February, the criminal ringleader confessed that he was traveling to Bishkek to meet with a high-ranking US official at a nearby military base to discuss new terrorist attacks on Iranian territory. Rigi was executed in June.

Iran says that there are few remaining elements of the group that the United States and British intelligence services are supporting.

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