Iran Condemns Foiled Terrorist Attack on Grand Mosque in Mecca

© AFP 2023 / MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH Muslim pilgrims at Namira Mosque in Mount Arafat, southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca
Muslim pilgrims at Namira Mosque in Mount Arafat, southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca - Sputnik International
Iran strongly condemns the foiled terrorist attack on the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia and calls on regional powers to join efforts in the fight against terrorism, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Saturday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The spokesman added that Tehran once again called on regional powers to join efforts in tackling the terrorist threat.

"The plot hatched by a number of criminal terrorists to attack the Grand Mosque in Mecca that ended in failure has once again proven that the current unbridled growing terrorism that has targeted the entire world, the region, and especially Muslims and Islamic countries, knows no religion, geography, race or nationality,” Qassemi was quoted as saying by the Tasnim news agency.

In this aerial photo made from a helicopter, the Abraj Al-Bait Towers with the four-faced clocks stands over the holy Kaaba, as Muslims encircle it inside the Grand Mosque, during the annual pilgrimage known as the hajj, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. - Sputnik International
Terrorists Detained in Saudi Arabia Plotted a Blast at Mecca's Grand Mosque
On Friday, the Saudi Interior Ministry said it had foiled an attack on the Grand Mosque.

Three terrorist cells were reportedly involved and were going to attack worshipers who gathered at Islam's holiest site to celebrate the end of Ramadan feast month. The investigators believe the attack was plotted from abroad.

As of now 5 suspects have been detained including a woman. All of them are Saudi nationals and are currently being questioned.

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