Victims and families of those who died in the 1983 Beirut Bombing in Beirut, which killed 241 U.S. Marines, sailors, and soldiers today joined White House and other American officials in denouncing the Iranian regime Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s laying a wreath on the grave of Imad Mughniyeh in Lebanon.
“The fact that the Government of Iran is honoring a murderer, who killed not only our loved ones but hundreds of other Americans, is repugnant, and reveals Iran’s true colors. This act of despicable spite should be condemned by every country, every religion, and every individual in the world. Paying homage to a known terrorist undercuts the very essence of civilization and besmirches the human dignity of this man’s victims,” said Lynn Smith Derbyshire, national spokesperson for the victims and families.
“The Obama Administration denounced Iran’s callous decision to lay a wreath at the grave of this vile human being, and we thank them for that. Such malevolence by the Iranian government is hideous and revolting,” Ms. Derbyshire continued.