Iran leaders accuse US, Saudis of supporting Tehran attacks

Tehran attack

Tehran attack

Ahmad Fazelian, a provincial judiciary official, said the seven arrested people, suspected of "providing support for the terrorist team", were detained in Fardis, about 50km west of Tehran, the judiciary's online news agency Mizan reported.

In a message to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Grabar-Kitarovic offered her condolences to the Iranian nation and government and the bereaved families of the victims of the two terrorist attacks on the Iranian parliament and on the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic.

The Iranian security forces arrested 41 members of Daesh terror group (outlawed in Russia), in four provinces across the country, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry said in a statement on Friday. Delivered at 11 a.m. Monday-Friday. The ceremonies began on June 9 at the parliament building, one of the targets of the June 7 attacks claimed by the extremist group Islamic State (IS). In the wake of the attacks, Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard also released a statement implying that the USA and Saudi Arabia were to blame. We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote.

That was condemned by the Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, who tweeted: "Repugnant WH [White House] statement.as Iranians counter-terror backed by United States clients".

In the video, reported by United States jihadi monitoring service SITE Intelligence, five masked supporters of the group said that it would target Iran's Shia majority after which the Saudi government's turn "will come".

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They believe there will be many others who saw the incidents but have yet to contact police, and are asking them to come forward. Eight minutes after police were alerted, armed officers arrived at the scene and fired 46 rounds, killing all three men.

"The terrorists first went by vehicle to the mausoleum and after dropping two of them off, went to the city center to attack parliament", the police said in a statement published on state media.

Iran has said five Iranians, who had joined IS and travelled to its Iraq and Syria bastions, carried out the attack.

Scanners, body checks and heavily armed soldiers or police have been rare sights in Tehran, which has seemingly been immune in recent years to the terror attacks plaguing much of the Middle East and Europe.

Documents and equipment "for carrying out terrorist operations" were also seized, the ministry said in a statement.

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