7 arrested in Iran accused of supporting Tehran attacks

TIMA via Reuters
Inside the Iranian parliament during the attack Wednesday in Tehran

TIMA via Reuters Inside the Iranian parliament during the attack Wednesday in Tehran

The men who attacked the Parliament building Wednesday were probably Iranian Kurds, security sources say, though only one - an Iranian Kurd - has been identified. At least some of the attackers reportedly disguised themselves by wearing women's clothing, using guns and explosives to cause mayhem at the mausoleum and parliament, or Majlis.

Also, Trump, contrary to his campaign remarks, praised the U.S. -Saudi "strategic partnership" and made Iran the focus of his anti-terrorism rhetoric.

Reza Seifollahi, deputy chief of the Supreme National Security Council, told the independent newspaper Shargh that the male attackers were Iranian.

Today, the head of the justice department in Kordestan province in western Iran announced more arrests.

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However, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seemed to push back at the legislation Wednesday at a House hearing. Once the Iran bill passes the Senate, the legislation moves to the House for action.

The Wednesday terrorist attacks on Iran's Parliament and the Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini left 17 people dead and 50 others injured.

"Many documents and equipment for terrorist operations were also seized from the terrorists", the Intelligence Ministry added.

"The US government has always been pushing for Iran to reconsider its support for anti-Israel resistance movements, including Lebanon's Hezbollah and Palestine's Hamas".

But on Friday, he turned his wrath over the attacks on the United States and Saudi Arabia, Iran's fiercest rivals.

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James Hodgkinson , 66, from Belleville, Illinois, was shot dead by police after opening fire in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday. Among other things, Hodgkinson said Trump had screwed up the country " more than anyone in the history of this country".

Since Monday, Qatar has faced a Saudi-led blockade and denied funding terrorists - a charge leveled again on Friday by US President Donald Trump.

He spoke out at length against Shiites and promised further attacks.

A separate funeral procession was held for the victims after the Friday prayers in the heart of the capital. Some cried, while others chanted, "Death to Saudi Arabia", "Death to America" and "God is greatest". We are the agents of nobody.

Despite the leaders' statements downplaying the attacks, simultaneously, Iran has vowed it will fully "avenge" the attacks and punish the attackers - six of whom were killed and five of whom were arrested. "If we do not go there, Daesh will be emboldened", he said. He said the attacks had targeted peace and democracy, but stopped short of blaming foreign powers.

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And after he was dismissed the incoming Pakistan bats kept the runs flowing at a decent pace. He was eventually out when he sliced medium-pacer Pandya to Jadeja, running back from point.

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