June 09th, 2017
“Armed assailants, including some disguised as women, stunned Iran on Wednesday with brazen attacks on the Parliament building and the tomb of its revolutionary founder, the worst terrorist strike to hit the Islamic republic in years.
“At least 12 people were killed and 46 were wounded in the near-simultaneous assaults, which lasted for hours, clearly took Iran’s elite security forces by surprise and shattered the self-proclaimed image of calm in a turbulent region.” - New York Times (6/7/17)
The constant horror of the murder of innocent people is numbing but always tragic, monstrous. I’m sorry for the people of Iran’s loss…
Please give to the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran: Al Satwa, Dubai/ P.O. Box 2330 Dubai/ +971 4 3440250
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