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Iran - Apr 28, 2012 - 07:32

Last modified: 28 Apr 2012 06:32

Iran on Saturday condemned a deadly suicide bombing in Damascus, charging that such "terrorist actions" were the work of foreign governments that wanted to arm the Syrian opposition.

Iran "condemns terrorist act that resulted in killing and injuring Syrian people and also condemns foreign intervention," the deputy foreign minister in charge of Arab and African affairs, Hossein Amirabdolahian, said in a statement posted on his ministry's website.

"The parties who back sending weapons to Syria are responsible for killing innocent people. Some parties, by sending weapons and (committing) terrorist actions in this country, are pursuing their own specific goals," he said.

State media said at least 11 people died and 28 were wounded in Friday's suicide bombing which hit worshippers leaving a mosque after the main weekly prayers.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said two civilians died.

Syria is the chief Middle East ally of Iran, which has pledged its support to beleaguered President Bashar al-Assad.