18 March 2019 - 19:48
News ID: 443971
Rasa – A scientific conference were held in the Iranian capital of Tehran to examine the root causes and ‎dimensions of a recent terrorist attack in New Zealand that killed over 50 Muslims.‎

RNA – A conference entitled “Terrorism: A Common Worry, A Study on the Dimensions of the Terrorist ‎Incident Against Muslims in New Zealand” was held on Monday in Tehran with a number of senior Iranian ‎political and cultural figures and university professors in attendance.‎

The conference was organized by Hamidreza Moqaddamfar, a prominent Iranian political figure.‎

Secretary of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution Sayyed Saeed Reza Ameli, Iranian politician, ‎and university professor Mohammad Marandi, and Sayyed Amin Rouholamini, a faculty member of Imam ‎Sadiq University were among officials and figures attending the event.‎

At the event hosted by the Cultural Institute of the Islamic Revolution, lecturers discussed the main causes ‎of the terrorist move in New Zealand and the ways to prevent similar events in future.‎

The event came days after at least one gunman killed 50 people and wounded more than 40 during Friday ‎prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country’s worst ever mass shooting, which Prime Minister ‎Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism.‎

A gunman broadcast livestream footage on Facebook of the attack on one mosque in the city of ‎Christchurch, mirroring the carnage played out in video games, after publishing a “manifesto” in which he ‎denounced immigrants, calling them “invaders.”‎

New Zealand was placed on its highest security threat level, Ardern said, adding that “this can now only be ‎described as a terrorist attack.”‎

The number of people killed in the massacre rose to 50 when another body was discovered at the al-Noor ‎mosque, where most of the victims were killed.‎


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