Iran condemns killing rampage at Virginia Tech

Iran on Tuesday condemned a gunman's rampage the previous day at Virginia Tech University, which left 33 people dead and was the deadliest shooting rampage in modern US history. "While condemning this (attack), (Iran) expresses condolences with the nation and the families of those killed," Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said in a statement, a copy of which was made available to The Associated Press. "Attacking innocent people, irrespective of their race and nationality, is contrary to divine and human values no matter which group or person carries out such an act under any name," the Iranian statement said.