Terrorist Act

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Terrorist Act


(terrorism), the killing of or some other act of violence against government or public figures, performed with political goals. Soviet criminal law views a terrorist act as one of the most dangerous political crimes and establishes severe punishments for it.

In contemporary international law, assassinations of or other attacks against heads of state, heads of government, or members of diplomatic missions, committed with the desire to influence the policies of a country, and also such acts as kidnapping of foreign diplomats or armed hijacking of aircraft, are regarded as acts of terrorism.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Hence, I extend to you and the friendly people of Iran, on the behalf of the people of the Syrian Arab Republic and on my own behalf, deepest condolences for the innocent victims, and condemn in the strongest terms this coward and criminal terrorist act," the President said in his cable.
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