Thursday, July 31, 2014

Iran condemns terrorist attack in China's Xinjiang

PRESS TV - JULY 30, 2014  

Iran has condemned a terrorist attack which triggered deadly clashes between ethnic people and security forces in China’s Muslim-majority Xinjiang region.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, said on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic repudiates any act of extremism and violence.
Nearly 100 people have been reportedly killed in the clashes. 
There are conflicting reports about the Wednesday incident, with Chinese authorities describing it as a “terror attack” on a police station and a township, while a Uighur group has referred to it as an uprising “to resist China’s extreme ruling policy.”
The violence took place in Shache County, or Yarkand in the Uighur language, near the edge of the Taklamakan Desert in the west of the vast region.