Iran condemns Sydney hostage siege

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December 16, 2014 02:13

 
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Iran has condemned Monday's hostage siege at a cafe in Sydney that ended after 16-hours and with three people, including the gunman, reported dead in Australia's largest city.

“Resorting to inhumane methods and creating terror and panic in the name of the divine religion of Islam is not justifiable under any circumstances,” Iran's official Press TV quoted a spokeswoman from the Foreign Ministry as saying Monday.

Police have not publicly identified the gunman but a police source named him as Man Haron Monis, an Iranian refugee and self-styled sheikhh facing multiple previous charges.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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