Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Saudi FM Threatens Iran Hours before Wednesday Terrorist Attacks in Tehran
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Iran must be punished for what he claimed as interference in the region and support for terrorist organizations, al-Arabiya news channel reported him as saying early Wednesday just hours before the two terrorist attacks in Tehran which claimed the lives of several people.
Jubeir, who is in Paris since Tuesday, claimed that Iran is a host for some Al-Qaeda leaders as well as other commanders from other terrorist organizations.
The minister further urged Iran not to interfere, alleging that Tehran is the number one supporter for terrorism in the world.
For Iran to be a “normal state,” it must respect international law, he said.
Jubeir also said that the Iranian government’s “political ideas” are completely rejected.
Four unknown male assailants fired several rounds at the guards protecting the parliament building in Tehran, killing five and wounding 25 others in the hallway on Wednesday morning.
According to initial reports, the assailants opened their way into the parliament building while shooting at the guards, killing at least two IRGC guards and three others, and wounding 25 civilians.
Four of the victims were killed on the scene of the attack, while a fifth one succumbed to his injuries at a nearby hospital.
Ten of the wounded victims were civilians who had come from different constituencies to visit their deputies.
Also, several assailants raided the holy shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, South of the capital Tehran on Wednesday morning, killing at least two and wounding ten others in a bomb attack and a shooting spree.
FNA reports said four unidentified armed assailants started a shooting spree at Imam Khomeini's shrine this morning.
Three of the assailants shot tens of rounds at the people visiting the shrine, while the fourth one detonated herself in a suicide attack in front of a police station opposite the shrine.
Fresh dispatches by FNA from Southern Tehran said the suicide attacker was a female.
At least two, including one worker, have been killed in the bomb blast and the crossfire between the security forces and the terrorists.
The law enforcement and guards at the shrine said they have also defused another suicide vest at the scene.
ISIL's official website, Amaq, issued a statement at 09:00 GMT claiming the responsibility.