Iran: Saudi Arabia Behind ISIS Attack

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Iran blames Saudi Arabia for ISIS attack in Tehran

Iran has accused Saudi Arabia of orchestrating the ISIS attacks in Tehran on Wednesday, claiming the Saudi regime are well known sponsors of terror. 

According to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Saudi Arabia fund and support ISIS and had planned to attack Iran due to Iran’s tough stance against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. reports:

“This terrorist attack happened only a week after the meeting between the US president [Donald Trump] and the [Saudi] backward leaders who support terrorists. The fact that Daesh has claimed responsibility proves that they were involved in the brutal attack,” a statement read as quoted by Reuters.

Earlier in the day, a group of four people in women’s clothes opened fire in the building of the Iranian Parliament, with a subsequent explosion.

Another attack involving an explosion took place near the Imam Khomeini shrine.

The Iranian Justice Ministry said earlier in the day that at least 12 people were killed and 39 injured in the attacks on the parliament and the Imam Khomeini shrine, also in Tehran.

One of the perpetrators was detained.

Daesh claimed responsibility for the attacks.