TEHRAN – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini called the November 13 Paris attacks “blind terrorism,” Iran’s official news agency IRNA reported on Sunday.
The comments were Khameini’s first reaction to the attacks, in which extremist jihadists killed 130 people and injured scores of others.
The government had previously condemned the attacks immediately after they occurred. Khameini said “the bitter events brought about by blind terrorism in France” moved him to issue the statement. He said he has also been “disturbed” by bloodshed between Israel and the Palestinians and as well as violence by the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.