Iran suspends all flights to Istanbul following airport attack

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All flights from Iran to Turkey's Istanbul were suspended following deadly terrorist attacks on Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Iran's Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) announced on Wednesday.

"Following the explosions at Turkey's Istanbul airport, eight flights from the Imam Khomeini International Airport to Istanbul airport were cancelled," Director of Public Relations Department of the CAO Reza Jafarzadeh was quoted as saying by Iran's private news agency Tasnim.

No flights to the Turkish airport are being operated, said Jafarzadeh.

Suicide bombers opened fire at random and blew suicide jackets up at Istanbul Attaturk Airport on Tuesday night, killing at least 36 and injuring more than 140.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned on Wednesday the terrorist bomb attack.

"Extremism and violence is a global threat, and we must tackle it together," Zarif said, expressing regret that terrorism has hit Iran's "friendly and neighboring" country.

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