Singapore slams twin terror attacks in Iran; no Singaporeans affected

Members of Iranian civil defence run during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Teheran, Iran, on June 7, 2017.
Members of Iranian civil defence run during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Teheran, Iran, on June 7, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

Singapore on Thursday (June 8) slammed the "reprehensible" twin militant attacks in Teheran, offering its condolences to families of the victims.

"Singapore condemns the reprehensible terrorist attacks at the Islamic Consultative Assembly and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran on 7 June 2017, which led to numerous deaths and injuries," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement issued to the media.

"We extend our deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish the injured a swift recovery."

Thus far, there have been no reports of Singaporeans directly affected by or injured in the incidents, said the MFA.

Singaporeans in Iran are advised to heed the advice of the local authorities and keep in touch with their family and friends.

Those in need of urgent consular assistance should contact the Singapore Embassy in Ankara or the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Ankara

Tel: +90 530 066 7311

E-mail: singemb_ank@mfa.sg

MFA Duty Office (24-hour)

Tel: +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855

E-mail: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg