DUBAI (Reuters) – The attack on a Shiraz shrine will not go unanswered, Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi said on Wednesday according to semi-official Tasnim news agency, after a “takfiri” gunman shot at pilgrims praying at the Shah Cheragh shrine.
“Experience shows that Iran’s enemies, after failing to create a split in the nation’s united ranks, take revenge through violence and terror. This evil will definitely not go unanswered, and the security and law enforcement agencies will teach a lesson to those who designed the attack,” Raisi said.
“Takfiri” is a term used by predominantly Shi’ite Muslim Iran to refer to hardline, armed, Sunni Islamist groups.
(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom; Editing by Chris Reese)