Terror attack in Teheran: CIA's Destabilizaton of Iran

08.06.2017

On Wednesday, two groups of armed men stormed the Iranian parliament building in central Tehran and Imam Khomeini Shrine in the southern Tehran outskirt.

There are conflicting reports on the number of casualties but some unofficial sources have announced 9 security forces and civilians dead in parliament shootings.

The assailants armed with two AK-47 and a handgun are still said to be inside the Parliament. It has been reported that a suicide bomber blew himself up in the parliament building.

In the other attack, three gunmen opened fire at the Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, the founder of Islamic Republic, in southern Tehran wounding a number of people and killing one. According to Ilna, one of the assailants has been arrested, one has killed himself by taking cyanide, and the third detonated her vest. A suicide bomber’s vest found around the mausoleum has also been deactivated.

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Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps condemned Tehran terrorist attacks on Wednesday in a statement and pledged retaliation for the attack.

Hinting Saudi was behind the event in which at least 12 people were killed, the IRGC statement says Tehran attacks, only a week after US U.S. president’s visit of Saudi Arabia is “meaningful”.

CIA comes to Teheran

These acts of terrorism must be considered in the context of the new Middle East policy of the United States, which implies tough and even forceful actions. On the eve of the CIA was appointed the new head of the department for Iran - Michael D'Andrea, known by the nickname Ayatollah Mike. Previously, he was tracking bin Laden in Pakistan and Afanistan, as well as targeted killing with the help of drone, from which thousands of militants and civilians in these countries were killed.