"The bitter and sorrowful incident of the terrorist attack and
the martyrdom of a number of dear compatriots by the evil terrorists, on the
eve of the commemoration of the ascension of the hearts of the people, martyr
Qassem Soleimani, caused great pain and sorrow," Owji said in a statement.
"This cowardly attack on innocent civilians on the way to the
Kerman Martyrs Cemetery once again revealed the baseness and vileness of the
enemies of the Iranian people."
Owji said that the "accomplices and henchmen of the usurper
Zionist regime, after failing in designing and implementing the project of
destabilizing the Islamic Republic of Iran, have used all their efforts to
incite hatred against the patient and resistant people of Iran."
"These mercenary terrorists and their murderous masters had
received crushing responses from the indomitable people of Iran and martyr
Qassem Soleimani, as the symbol of resistance and struggle of this noble
nation, to the extent that they were afraid of holding the commemoration
ceremony of his martyrdom and turned it into a bloodbath."
Owji said that "no doubt the perpetrators of this crime will soon
be punished for this cowardly act."
He also expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and
wished a speedy recovery for the injured.