Published: Thu, June 15, 2017
World News | By Carolyn Briggs

Iran kills terror chief behind parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini shrine attack

Iran kills terror chief behind parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini shrine attack

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed U.S. for the creation of ISIS and also said that it's fight against Islamic State is a lie.

Tehran also been a key support in Iraq's efforts to defeat Islamic State, providing military assistance to Shi'ite paramilitary fighting the Sunni insurgents who declared a "caliphate" over parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014.

President Donald Trump is fond of using tweeter to share his opinions but he is yet to reply to Khamenei's tweets.

Trump commented that one reaps what it sows.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, a special adviser on global affairs to the Iranian Parliament speaker, said former Saudi intelligence chief and long-time ambassador to Washington Bandar bin Sultan had "directed the November 2013 terrorist operation against the Iranian Embassy in [the Lebanese capital of] Beirut".

"You and your agents are the source of instability in the Middle East...who created Islamic State?" Last year, on a trip to Europe, the country's reform-minded president, Hassan Rouhani, boasted that Iran was "the safest, the most stable country" in the Middle East.

Recall that in 1979, Iran and the United States cut diplomatic ties shortly after Iran's Islamic revolution, and its enmity to Washington has always been a rallying point for hardline supporters of Khamenei in Iran.

In another development, the Iranian Intelligence Minister has assured members of the parliament that there is no longer a single active terrorist cell in the country.

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On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists - 15 of them Saudi nationals - engaged in a multi-pronged attack on U.S. soil, including hijacking passenger planes and crashing them into what were then the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.

Khamenei said Iran had no intention of normalising ties with the United States.

In a letter on May 17 to the UN Secretary-General and to the president of the UN Security Council, the mission said Iran violated global law through its practices and caused war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The US president came under fire for the remarks even at home. About 10:30 a.m., the modern, sloping Parliament building, a symbol of the democratic element in the Islamic Republic's complicated power structure, along with the more traditionally conceived mausoleum of the regime's clerical founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, were the object of coordinated assaults by gunmen and suicide bombers.

"We have obtained accurate intelligence that Saudi Arabia supported the terrorists and asked them to carry out attacks in Iran", Maj.

Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, denied the accusation. "ISIS has expressed its desire to take over the country", the US Department of State's Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) stated in the report assessing diplomatic security in Saudi Arabia.

The fear now is that if Iran is increasingly exposed to jihadi attacks, attitudes toward Sunnis - in particular the country's Sunni minority - will harden.

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