Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Islamic State Takes Responsibility For Today's Attack On The Iranian Parliament And On Ayatollah Khomeini's Mausoleum

New York Times: Islamic State Claims Deadly Iran Attacks on Parliament and Khomeini Tomb

At least 12 people were killed and 39 others wounded Wednesday morning in a pair of devastating attacks on two of Iran’s most potent symbols: the national Parliament and the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic’s founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

The Islamic State immediately issued a claim of responsibility; if that is found to be true, the attacks would be the terrorist group’s first major assault within Iran’s borders. Suspicions in Tehran were also directed at Saudi Arabia, Iran’s regional nemesis, which has been newly emboldened by a supportive visit from President Trump last month.

In the view of many in Iran, the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, is inextricably linked to Saudi Arabia. Hamidreza Taraghi, a hard-line analyst with ties to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said, “ISIS ideologically, financially and logistically is fully supported and sponsored by Saudi Arabia.”

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More News On Today's Terror Attack In Tehran

The Latest: IS video purports to show Iran parliament siege -- AP
All four attackers on Iranian parliament killed -- Tehran Times
Iran’s parliament, Imam Khomeini's Mausoleum come under attack -- Press TV (Iran)
All 4 terrorists killed in Parliament: reports -- Mehr News Agency (Iran)
Iran Parliament Attack Ends, All 4 Assailants Killed -- Tasnim News Agency (Iran)
Gunmen Attack Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini South of Tehran -- Tasnim News Agency (Iran)
Islamic State claims attacks on Iran’s parliament, shrine -- AP
IS claims coordinated attacks in Tehran, 12 dead -- AFP
In rare attacks in Tehran, gunmen storm parliament and shrine in assaults claimed by Islamic State -- Washington Post
Iran attacks leave 12 dead at parliament and Khomeini mausoleum -- BBC
ISIS carries out its first strike in Iran: Burka-clad gunmen are shot dead after taking hostages at parliament as suicide bomber blows himself up at Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum -- Daily Mail
Iran attacks: Twin assaults on parliament and shrine rock Tehran -- CNN
IRAN ATTACK: ISIS claims responsibility for pair of assaults in Tehran -- FOX News
Iran Parliament, Khomeini’s Mausoleum Reportedly Attacked -- NBC
Twin Attacks Hit Iran's Parliament And Khomeini Mausoleum; ISIS Claims Responsibiilty -- NPR
Twin attacks strike Iran's parliament, Khomeini's tomb -- DW
Gunmen attack Iran's parliament, Khomeini shrine -- Al Jazeera
Multiple deaths in twin attacks in Iran Parliament, mausoleum: reports -- ABC News Online
Iran: several dead in suicide attacks on parliament and shrine in Tehran -- The Guardian
Fatalities & injuries after shootings, bombings at Iranian parliament & Khomeini shrine -- RT

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