Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, who enjoys more than 620,000 Facebook fans, posted a status on November 20 about his reaction to the recent terrorist attack on his country’s embassy in Beirut. Zarif condemned the attacks by calling for a “fundamental and coordinated” global effort to end extremism.
Reportedly the al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades took responsibility for Tuesday’s suicide bombing on the Iranian embassy in Lebanon. The attack killed 25, including an Iranian diplomat, and injured 150 individuals.
Zarif first heard about the incident at an airport in Rome on his way to meet with Italy’s Foreign Minister Emma Bonino. I translated parts of Zarif’s Facebook status below.