» 10/19/2009, 00.00
IRAN - PAKISTAN
Tehran blames Pakistan for attack on Pasdaran
At least 42 people killed and dozens injured. Jundallah (Army of God) Sunni group, claims responsibility for the attack. Pakistan accused of giving shelter to terrorists. The United States and Great Britain also charged. Sistan-Balochistan drugs trail from Afghanistan to Europe. An agreement on Iran's uranium processing uranium expected today in Vienna.
3 men hanged for attack on Zahedan Mosque. Suspicions point to US
The 3 men condemned to death had been arrested days before the mosque attack for having smuggled explosives into Iran. The executions took place a short distance from the mosque. Ahmadinejad halts tensions between Sunnis and Shiites amid accusations of a “foreign plot”. Khamenei points to the United States. Condolences from Ban Ki-moon.
Suicide attack on Mosque in Zahedan, 19 dead, 125 injured
The day of prayer for the death of Fatima, daughter of Mohammad, was being celebrated in the mosque. Local authorities suspect the terrorist gesture aims to disrupt upcoming presidential elections. The city is a centre for trade in opiates. A feud between drug gangs or ethnic-religious tensions between Sunni and Shiites, is not ruled out as root cause.
23/06/2010 PAKISTAN – IRAN – US
Islamabad challenges US, buys Iranian gas
Despite warnings from Washington, Islamabad goes ahead with plans to import Iranian natural gas. This will put a serious dent in UN and US congress-backed sanctions against Iran’s clerical regime.
Suicide attack on funeral of Pakistani Shiite leader
Fifteen dead and at least 70 wounded in the city of Dera Ismail Khan, in North-western frontier province. Following the attack those attending the funeral invaded the city’s streets, launching an assault on the police station, government offices and security forces. Shops closed and curfew imposed.
Peshawar: a 15-year-old boy blows himself up in a Shiite mosque
The boy struck the grand Shiite mosque of Mirza Qasim Ali Imambargah: 10 are dead, and 24 wounded. One year ago, an identical attack killed the head of the city's police. Pakistan risks falling into an intra-Muslim feud.
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