Condemning the blasts
, he remarked:
The Islamic Republic of Iran, which follows the logic of Islam, is opposed to any bombings and killings of innocent people no matter if it is in Boston, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq or Syria and condemns it
He then went on to attack American foreign policy:
What kind of logic is this that if children and women are killed by Americans in Afghanistan and Pakistan and by U.S.-backed terrorists in Iraq and Syria is not a problem, but if a bombing happens in the U.S. or another Western country, the whole world should pay the cost?
Both the US and Iran are currently at major odds on several issues, namely Iran's current nuclear program
, which the US claims is an attempt at developing nuclear weapons.
The US has imposed hard hitting sanctions
against Iran, in an attempt to have the Iranians end or at least scale back their program, which thus far have been unsuccessful
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the Boston bomb blasts, with the investigators still to identify any suspects
in the attack.