Saturday, 19 August, 2017

Iran arrests 7 more persons linked to Tehran attacks

Rouhani says terrorists target Iran's democracy Terrorists tried to take revenge on Iran's democracy: President Rouhani
Andrew Cummings | 12 June, 2017, 19:00

According to Fazelian, seven of the individuals were arrested in Fardis, in southern Alborz, and one in Karaj, the provincial capital.

The president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sent condolences to his Iranian counterpart after at least 13 people were killed in militant attacks on Iran's parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum in Tehran. At least 17 people lost their lives and almost 50 others were wounded in the assaults, which involved shootings and blasts.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, meanwhile, has accused Saudi Arabia and the USA of standing behind Wednesday's deadly attacks.

It suggested there were only five attackers rather than the six originally reported.

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The atrocities of ISIS in Tehran was condemned by Pope Francis who "laments this senseless and grave act of violence", and "assures the people of Iran of his prayers for peace". The reports said Iran's security forces neutralized one terrorist, another one committed suicide there.

The perpetrators of Wednesday's twin terrorist attacks in Tehran were members of Daesh who fought for the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria, Iran's Intelligence Ministry said Thursday. During the operation to arrest the terrorists, large amounts of weapons, bomb-making materials, explosive belts, communication equipment, and forged documents had also found, it added. The attacks in Tehran came days after Riyadh and other Sunni Muslim powers cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of backing Tehran and militant groups.

On Friday, Iranians held a massive funeral ceremony for the victims of the terrorist incidents.

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