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Mastermind of Tehran Attack Has Been Killed: Iran

It comes after Iranian leaders accused Washington and Riyadh of supporting the attacks which killed 17 people earlier this week.On Tehran’s enmity with Washington, the Iranian leader said “Some of the problems with the USA are essentially unresolvable as the US’s problem with us has nothing to do with nuclear energy or human rights, their problem is with the principle of the Islamic Republic”.He spoke out at length against Shiites and promised further attacks.”Once the US claimed to manage the world to promote democracy and human rights; but now its president exchanges democracy for money”.Iranian parliament chief Ali Larijani expressed grave concern over a US Senate decision, with over 90 votes in favor, paving the path for new sanctions against the Revolutionary Guards and Iran. The US decision was confirmed on the same day as the Tehran attacks.On Thursday, Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said investigators were working to determine whether Saudi Arabia had a role Wednesday’s attacks but said it was too soon to say if that was the case.On a recent trip to Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia, Trump called on all nations to “isolate” Iran.”This terrorist attack happened only a week after the meeting between the U.S. president (Donald Trump) and the (Saudi) backward leaders who support terrorists”.A local official at the port town of Jask, also in Hormuzgan, said five suspects linked to Islamic State were detained on Monday, Iran’s Mizan news agency reported.Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also condemned as “repugnant” Trump’s response to the twin terror attacks.The Tehran police said the auto the attackers used was discovered on Saturday in the city centre.The intelligence ministry, meanwhile, said Friday that 41 people suspected of being “agents of Daesh (IS)” had been arrested in the aftermath of Wednesday’s attacks.Iran has arrested nearly 50 people in connection with twin attacks on Tehran that killed 17 people last week, officials said, as security forces stepped up efforts to crack down on suspected militants.The Intelligence Ministry said on June 8 that five men involved in the attacks were Iranians who joined IS in Iraq and Syria.The attackers were armed with rifles and pistols, and at least two blew themselves up with suicide vests.Abbasi said the attacks were unprecedented since the killing of Iranian lawmakers in 1980s.