It appears that United States and Saudi Arabia are being blamed by Iranian parliamentarians for the terrorist attacks on Wednesday.
The United States Department of State listed the head of Hezbollah’s Executive Council, Hashem Saffiedine, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, on May 19th. This designation imposes sanctions on Saffiedine, and seizes his interests and assets in US jurisdiction, as well as prohibits US persons from engaging in any transactions with him.
Hassan Hashemian, an analyst in Iranian affairs, said in an interview with Sky TV Arabic on May 20th that Tehran’s supports for terrorism is unacceptable.
By INU Staff
INU - ISIS group claimed responsibility Wednesday for a pair of attacks on Iran's parliament and the tomb of its leader, Ruhollah Khomeini, which killed at least 12 people and wounded more than 40.
Tehran Police Chief Gen. Hossein Sajedinia announced late Wednesday night that five suspects had been detained for interrogation, according to a report in the semi-official ISNA news agency. Sajedinia did not offer any further details.
Lieutenant General Thomas Trask, the US Special Operation Forces Vice Commander, said on Tuesday that the large sum of money that Iran obtained as a direct result of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal goes towards its spread of influence across the Middle East.