Iran FM Zarif slams 'repugnant' Trump statement on Tehran attacks
Iran FM Zarif slams 'repugnant' Trump statement on Tehran attacks
08 June, 2017, 18:20
"We hope that the many injured will fully recover soon".
According to lawmaker Mehdi Kiaee, the situation is under control inside the parliament, while security forces are working to restore calm there.
Security forces shot and killed the attackers who didn't die in the blasts.
"He heard the shooting, went to the west gate of parliament, showed his card and was given a gun", the relative said Akbar later told him. One terrorist committed suicide by blowing himself up. But the other one killed several hostages: "Women, staff of the parliamentary offices".
He said terrorists are seeking to create trouble for the country, which is actively fighting against terrorism. The deputy interior minister, Mohammad Hossein Zolfaghari, said male attackers disguised themselves in women's clothing.
"We can not yet make a judgement and therefore we are studying the subject", Iran's intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said.
The intelligence ministry said in June previous year that it had foiled an IS plot to carry out multiple bomb attacks in Tehran and around the country.
ISIS claimed responsibility and released a video purporting to show gunmen inside the parliament building. The siege lasted several hours.
At the same time, gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Khomeini's mausoleum on Tehran's south side, killing a security guard, according to state television. In a statement, the Revolutionary Guard said that Saudi Arabia was responsible for the actions carried out by the Sunni jihadist group and referenced the recent meeting between Trump and Gulf Arab leaders during which Saudi Arabia called for a tougher stance against Iran.
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The men had left Iran to fight for the extremist group in Mosul, Iraq, as well as Raqqa, Syria - the group's de facto capital, the ministry said.
The fact that Islamic State has claimed responsibility proves that they were involved in the brutal attack.
The news is still jumbled, but it appears so far that these were simultaneous attacks. "We underscore that administrations that can not empathize with human suffering risk losing their humanity, and presidents that can not genuinely recognize victims of terrorism are incapable of leading the fight against terror".
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On a video released by the IS news agency Amaq a man purportedly inside the parliament says in Arabic: "Oh God, thank you". If confirmed, they would be the first assaults by the hardline Sunni Muslim group inside the Shi'ite Muslim country.
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