Thousands mourn Tehran attack victims, chant ‘Death to Saudi’

Iranian authorities have arrested seven suspects for supporting the Islamic State-claimed dual attacks that killed 17 people in Tehran.Reportedly two guards, 10 government staffers and five civilians were killed in the attacks that simultaneously targeted the country’s Parliament and the shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.On Friday, Iranian authorities arrested 41 people in connection to the Tehran attacks, the authorities could identify only one attacker, Serias Sadeghi.Baqeri made the remarks in a message to a ceremony held in Tehran on Sunday attended by a large number of high-ranking Iranian officials and people from all walks of life to commemorate the victims of this last Wednesday’s terrorist incidents in Tehran.”The definite outcome of such action is nothing but an increase in the hatred toward the USA government and its agents in the region, the likes of Saudi Arabia”.Iranian Police Chief Hossein Ashtari on Saturday also mentioned they had arrested around 60 suspects near Tehran, accused of having links to the deadly shootings and bombing.The world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism got a taste of its own medicine on June 7, when twin terror attacks struck prominent Iranian institutions.”Two of the killed criminals were foreign nationals. while the identity of other members is being investigated”, Maleki said, adding that weapons and an IS flag were seized during the raid.Attending the funeral, President Rouhani condemned the terror assaults as “a revenge against democracy in Iran”, a reference to the May 19 elections in Iran in which almost 42 million voters participated.The country’s parliament was one of the targets in the assault.On Thursday, Iran’s Intelligence Ministry claimed that all five attackers had fought for the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria and described them as being “long affiliated with the Wahhabi”, a form of Sunni Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia.Also today, the US Embassy in Saudi Arabia issued a security notice to US citizens recommending that they “exercise caution in places frequented by foreigners due to the continuing risk of terrorist attacks. across the Kingdom”.