The President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, sent a message to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Hassan Rouhani, to convey condolences for the dozens of dead and wounded in the terrorist attacks of June 7th against the headquarters of the Islamic Consultative Assembly and the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum in Tehran. The Cuban president asked to extend his condolences to the relatives of the victims.
On the other hand, Esteban Lazo Hernández, president of the National Assembly of People's Power (ANPP), wrote to his Iranian counterpart, Dr. Ali Larijani, to firmly condemn these terrible acts while also sympathizing with the people, the parliament and the government of the Islamic Republic. Lazo expressed, on behalf of the Cuban deputies and on his own, the deepest condolences that he asked to extend to the relatives of the victims.
Meanwhile, the Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Salvador Valdes Mesa, signed the book of condolences opened at the Embassy of Iran in Havana for these tragic events. He reiterated Cuba's condemnation of every act, method and practice of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Valdés Mesa also expressed condolences to the people and government of Iran, especially the relatives of the victims.
These terrorist attacks were the first in Iran claimed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, an organization that had already threatened the Persian nation in several occasions.