Iran intelligence ministry reveals identity of terrorists killed in Tehran attacks

Elias Hubbard
June 9, 2017

The five men who carried out the attacks were Iranians who joined the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria before returning last summer, the intelligence ministry said Thursday.

The statement released the names of terrorists as Abu Jahad, Ghayom, Fereidoun, Saryas and Ramin but to some social and security considerations their family names will not be revealed, APA reported citing IRNA. Iran's Revolutionary Guards blamed regional Sunni rival Saudi Arabia, a UAE ally.

Despite the attacks, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate pushed ahead on a new set of sanctions against Iran.

Armed assailants apparently dressed as women attacked the parliament buildings in the morning equipped with assault rifles, handguns and suicide vests, killing security guards and ordinary people before taking hostages in the upper floors of the building. As part of the July 2015 multinational accord, Iran also regained access to frozen assets held overseas.

"We won't wait for the battle to be in Saudi Arabia".

The Sunni jihadists of IS consider Shiite Iran to be apostates, and Tehran is deeply involved in fighting the group in both Syria and Iraq.

Iran's foreign Minister has rejected Donald Trump's condolences for the deadly attacks in Tehran, calling the United States president's words "repugnant".

A day after the twin terrorist attacks in Tehran, Iranian state media said the death toll has risen to 17 and Iran's foreign minister denounced the official White House response as "repugnant". Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, speaking in Germany, said he did not know who was responsible and that "we condemn terrorist attacks anywhere they occur", the New York Times reported.

China-Iran cooperation on the initiative will not only benefit the two countries' development but also contribute to regional peace, stability and prosperity, Wang said.

President Hassan Rouhani said "terrorism is a global problem, and unity to fight extremism, violence and terrorism with regional and worldwide cooperation is the most important need of today's world".

Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack. He said it was too soon to say if Saudi Arabia was responsible. Two of them was captured and one of the attackers blew himself up inside the building.

Police on Thursday said they now held six suspects as part of their investigation into the attacks. The US administration sent sympathies to Iran, but lectured that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote".

"In this case, since we do not want to make slogans and unsubstantiated remarks, it is early to say that it was from the Saudi Arabia".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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