The number of victims has now risen to 13, with 46 wounded. The attackers were between the ages of 20 and 25. For the Guardians of the Revolution American and Saudi involvement. Donald Trump prays for the victims, but reaffirms the accusation against Iran of supporting terrorism. Javad Zarif: "Repugnant Words".
Tehran (AsiaNews / Agencies) - The six Daesh fighters who yesterday killed 13 people and injured 46 in the parliament and the Ayatollah Khomeini mausoleum were Iranians from different regions. All of them are now dead, while a group of five people planning a third attack were arrested.
Four assailants attacked the parliament in Teheran in the morning, two of which were suicide bombers and two of which were killed by security forces. They were between the ages of 20 and 25.
Daesh has claimed the attacks with a video shot from inside the parliament and threatened further aggression against Shiite Muslims. Despite its commitment both in Iraq and Syria, it is the first time that Iran has been hit by ISIS. In recent months, extremist propaganda of the Islamic State had taken in Iran.
The attacks in Tehran come at a time of deep tension in the region follwoing the trip of US President Donald Trump. In a meeting in Riyadh Trump and Saud accused Iran of being the base of international terrorism.
The Revolutionary Guards accuse the United States and Saudi Arabia of being involved in the attacks: "This terrorist act, just a week after the meeting of the United States President with the leader of one of the most reactionary governments of the region Saudi Arabia, showing that they are involved in this wild act. "
Both the US and Saudi Arabia condemned the attacks. However, Trump added that "states that sponsor terrorism are likely to fall victim to the evil they promote."
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded harshly to a tweet: "The White House's statements and Senate sanctions are repugnant as Iranians face the terror of US making. The Iranian people reject similar American statements. "
President Hassan Rouhani, re-affirmed in his second term last month, has appealed for unity because "fighting extremism, violence and terrorism" is "the most important necessity in today's world." Supreme leader Ali Khamenei commented on the attacks by saying that they "will not have the least effect on the will of the people."
Supporting messages came from Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem.
Several Iranians fear that these attacks may strengthen the wars of the Radicals and Revolutionary Guards, defeated in the presidential election.