ABU DHABI, -- The Federal National Council, FNC, condemned the terrorist blast that targeted the Russian St. Petersburg metro on Monday, and claimed the lives of dozens of innocent victims.

The FNC also decried this terrorist crime deeming it completely against all moral and human values.

During the phone call with Valentina Matvienko, Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of FNC, condemned "this cowardly terrorist attack."

She also stressed that combating terrorism, which targets civilians everywhere, requires a firm response. She offered her heartfelt condolences to the government, the people of the Russian Federation and the families of the victims.

Dr. Al Qubaisi wished quick recovery to the injured, and reiterated the UAE's unwavering stance towards renouncing violence and terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

Source: Emirates News Agency