Iran arrests 7 suspects for supporting Tehran attacks

Scores of people were wounded.

The militant group had earlier released footage of the attackers from inside the building, also via Amaq - a rare claim of responsibility while an assault was still going on.

Before noon on Wednesday, two gangs of terrorist attacked Iran's Parliament and the Mausoleum of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini simultaneously.

Today, the ministry said 41 suspects had been arrested around the country in connection with the attacks.

Iranian authorities said five of the attackers were Iranian nationals recruited by IS, while Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards Corps blamed the assault on regional rival Saudi Arabia and has threatened revenge. It said the men had left Iran to fight for the extremist group in Mosul, Iraq, as well as Raqqa, Syria - the group's de facto capital.

"The US move [to impose new sanctions] proves that Iran is facing two Daesh groups, one in the region and one at the global arena", he noted, calling Washington the "international IS", Mehr news agency reported June 9.

State TV also showed pictures of ammunition, rifles and binoculars laid out next to an Islamic State flag, all, it said, taken from the attackers. Fifty-two others were injured in the attacks, according to the Interior Ministry.

The comments come just one day after Iran's intelligence minister, Mahmoud Alavai, said investigators were working to determine whether Riyadh had a role in Wednesday's attacks, but that it was too soon to reach a conclusion.

Trump was also criticised on social media by Iranians, who recalled their government's offers of support and the candlelight vigils held in Iran after the attacks of September 11, 2001 in the United States.

It was the first attack by the radical Sunni terror group in Iran, a majority Shiite nation.

The ayatollah made the statement in remarks of condolence for the victims.

"At a time when the Iranian nation was facing the terrorist incidents, the US Senate shamelessly approved the bill [to impose new sanction against Iran]", Larijani said.

The rebuke of the U.S. and Iran's regional rival, Saudi Arabia, came as thousands of mourners chanted "Down with the US" and "Death to Al-Saud" while carrying the coffins of the victims through the streets of Tehran following Friday prayers.

Two militant groups, Jaish al-Adl and Jundallah, have been also waging an insurgency in Iran, mostly in remote areas, for nearly a decade.

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