Iran intelligence ministry reveals identity of terrorists killed in Tehran attacks

Qatar Sports Investment signed a deal with Barcelona FC in 2011

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei lashed out against the United States and Saudi Arabia on Friday, saying this week's deadly terror attacks on Tehran by the Islamic State would lead to increased hatred of the two nations.

They were the first attacks in Iran to have been claimed by the Islamic State group.

Foreign minister Javad Zarif rejects statement by USA president that Iran fell victim "to the evil they promote".

The unprecedented assault in the highly controlled Shi'ite Muslim country was claimed by Sunni militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a message read at the funeral, said the raids would increase hatred for Saudi Arabia, the region's main Sunni power, and America. More than a dozen people were killed and many more wounded during twin gun and suicide bomb attacks in Iran's capital.

According to Iran's Intelligence Ministry, the third attack was foiled.

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was praying for the victims, but added that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote".

Thousands have turned out to mourn the victims of the Tehran attacks, shouting "Death to Saudi Arabia" and "Death to America".

"We still can not judge that Saudi Arabia has had a role in this terrorist incident", he added.

Finally White House officials published a statement condemning the attacks on its website, but in the last sentence seemed to say that Iran had itself to blame.

Separately, the deputy chief of the Guards' Intelligence Service, Mohammad Hossein Nejat, told the Fars news agency that the men who attacked the parliament building in Tehran were aged between 20 and 25.

The statement closes with reassuring the Iranian nation that the security force will continue their operation till finding all the perpetrators and commissioners of the heinous crimes of Wednesday in Tehran. 'Iranian people reject such U.S. claims of friendship, ' he added on Twitter. They came to Iran in August 2016 under the command of Abu Aysheh, a ranking commander of the Islamic State, but their plan to attack religious cities was aborted after Abu Aysheh was killed.

Forty-three people were also injured.

Daesh considers predominantly Shia Iran to be apostates, and Tehran is deeply involved in fighting the group in Syria and Iraq. Two of them was captured and one of the attackers blew himself up inside the building.

The ISIS terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the fatal attacks in Tehran.

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