losangelesnewstoday.com
losangelesnewstoday.com June 24, 2017


Five Tehran attackers had fought for IS, says Iran

09 June 2017, 09:19 | Katrina Lee

Iran Says 5 Tehran Attackers Had Fought For Islamic State - LEX18.com | Continuous News and StormTracker Weather

Iran rejects Trump's condolence message

ISIS claimed the attacks on Wednesday, also publishing a video hat it claimed was from the parliament building.

The statement released the names of terrorists as Abu Jahad, Ghayom, Fereidoun, Saryas and Ramin but to some social and security considerations their family names will not be revealed, APA reported citing IRNA.

The ministry also published pictures of their corpses.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, meanwhile, has accused Saudi Arabia and the USA of standing behind Wednesday's deadly attacks.

In an earlier statement, a local security official had said that the perpetrators of both attacks were Iranian nationals.

Iran's Embassy in Azerbaijan has released a statement on the terrorist attacks committed in Tehran on Wednesday.

President Donald Trump is suggesting that Iran shares some of the blame for twin attacks by extremists on its parliament and a shrine, insisting that those who sponsor terrorism "risk falling victim to the evil they promote".

"Rightly or wrongly, the perception inside Iran is going to be that Saudi Arabia is behind the attack", said Handjani.

Apple watchOS 4 release date, news and rumors
Finally, the Apple Watch can now be paired with select gym equipment so data is more reliable and accurate. Apple also introduced new summer band colours, giving customers more options to choose from.

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif also pointed a finger at Riyadh, though he did not call the country by name Wednesday night.

But Zarif said his people were rejecting "US claims of friendship".

Deputy Interior Minister Mohammad Hossein Zolfaghari told Iran's state TV that the apparently male attackers were wearing women's attire.

The "fingerprints of Saudi Arabia are visible when it comes to backing terrorists in Syria and Iraq", he said in a report published by the Iranian Students News Agency. It was not clear when the five men returned to Iran ahead of Wednesday's attacks.

Despite the attacks, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate pushed ahead on a new set of sanctions against Iran.

Intelligence Minister Alavi said that the terror threats had intensified against the country in the last month and few days during they arrested groups of two, three or individuals every week. He told a group of students that if "Iran had not resisted", it would have faced even more troubles.

In the other attack at the shrine of Imam Khomeini, one suicide bomber blew himself up while the second one was killed in a gunfight. The attack on parliament left him with shrapnel in his neck and a bullet lodged in his abdomen, his relative said. Khomeini led the 1979 Islamic Revolution that toppled the Western-backed shah to become Iran's first supreme leader until his death in 1989.

Police Thursday said they held a half dozen suspects in connection with the attacks.



Other News

Trending Now

UN chief warns oceans are 'under threat as never before'
In addition to marking voluntary commitments, participants this week are also due to adopt, by consensus, a " Call to Action " to protect the world's oceans and seas.

White House communications director resigns amid tensions
Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017 ....it is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers. Ivanka Trump was spied on the White House South Lawn speaking with the legal team's chief, Marc Kasowitz, on Sunday afternoon.

Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty To Charge Over Sexting With A Minor
The divorce action, labeled "anonymous versus anonymous", was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, the Associated Press reported. The news comes on the same day that Weiner admitted to exchanging sexually explicit text messages with a teenager girl.

British Police Name Third Attacker From Saturday's Rampage In London
The rampage was brought to an end when the trio were shot dead by armed police eight minutes after the first emergency call. British police say Zaghba was an Italian citizen of Moroccan dissent, was living in East London at the time of the attack.

Saudi Arabia, UAE invest $100m in Ivanka Trump's Fund
Donald Trump is making his way from Saudi Arabia to Israel, where he will spend the next two days of his foreign trip. The Washington Post said the probe had reached into the White House to include a Trump adviser, who was not named.

Japan urges China to do more to pressure North Korea
Japan said it was estimated to have fallen into its exclusive economic zone, extending 200 nautical miles from the coast. A US Navy spokesman in South Korea did not give specific timing for the attack group's planned drill.

Trump Signs Waiver to Keep Embassy in Tel Aviv
The long-standing USA position is that Jerusalem's fate must be worked out through Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Trump avoided any public mention of a potential embassy move during his visit to Israel and the West Bank in May.

Man jumps into moving car to save driver having a seizure
The driver, whoever they are, obviously is extremely lucky that Tompkins was able to identify what was happening. However, they didn't realise the seriousness of the driver's condition as they were behind the auto .

National Football League insider John Clayton the latest victim of ESPN layoffs
Clayton is one of several prominent National Football League reporters and commentators who have been discarded in recent months. Amidst the layoffs, ESPN has constantly defended their dedication to journalism and their news reporting capabilities.

Ex-Penn State administrators get jail time
Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was sentenced Friday to two months in jail on child endangerment charges. He will serve two months in jail, followed by house arrest and also pay a $5,000 fine, according to Grace.