Iran Says It Killed Mastermind Of Deadly Attacks On Parliament And Mausoleum

Iran Says It Killed Mastermind Of Deadly Attacks On Parliament And Mausoleum

Iran Says It Killed Mastermind Of Deadly Attacks On Parliament And Mausoleum

Iran has arrested nearly 50 people in connection with twin attacks on Tehran that killed 17 people last week, officials said, as security forces stepped up efforts to crack down on suspected militants.

Before noon on Wednesday, two gangs of terrorist attacked Iran's Parliament and the Mausoleum of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini simultaneously.

Iran says security forces have killed the "mastermind and main commander" of last week's attacks in Tehran that killed 17 people.

"We have to accept the fact that terrorists and sponsor countries led by Saudi Arabia have lined up against the Iranian nation".

Such acts will inevitably result in "more hatred" toward the USA government and its stooges such as the Saudi regime, the Leader remarked.

But on Friday, he turned his wrath over the attacks on the United States and Saudi Arabia, Iran's fiercest rivals. 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).

On June 9, Iranian authorities announced that they had detained 41 suspects in connection with the attacks.

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During the funeral, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani called the US the "international" version of the Islamic State group and said Washington had exchanged democracy for money, a reference to a recent huge arms deal between the USA and Saudi Arabia.

A number of arrests were made after the deadly attack on the parliament and Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini.

It described the suspects as "agents of Daesh", an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group, and said they included "operational teams".

President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist more open to contacts with the West, attended the funeral alongside other clerics and officials.

"The parliament will spare no efforts in lending support to the Revolutionary Guards, the Qods forces and the country's defense might".

Multiple attackers used suicide bombs and rifles to kill more than a dozen people and wounding even more before all five were killed. It was not clear when the five men returned to Iran.

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