WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement:
“I condemn the terrorist attack in Tehran—as I would any terrorist attack—and extend my condolences to all affected by this senseless violence. Terrorism can never be tolerated, no matter where it takes place. I've long said that America's quarrel is not with the people of Iran but with the Iranian regime. No people anywhere should have to live under the threat of violent extremism—whether this attack or the terrorism supported by the regime in Tehran.
“As Iranian authorities work to recover from this attack, I hope they understand the cost that they are inflicting on other countries as a sponsor of terrorism. This violence accomplishes nothing but pain and suffering, and will remain a stumbling block to security and stability.”