Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of promoting 'terrorism' in its border provinces

Implications of the ISIS Attacks in Tehran

The Iranian elite has reacted furiously to U.S. President Donald Trump's response to ISIS' first-ever major attack on Iranian soil.

Washington:Referring to Washington's role in the establishment and military support of the Daesh terrorist group, Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that "the claims of establishing an anti-Daesh coalition are lies".

Seventeen people were killed last week in a terror attack claimed by IS in Tehran.

"The American government is against an independent Iran".

The Leader hailed efforts by the Iranian negotiating team, particularly Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, stressing that the officials who were in charge of negotiating the accord are entirely trustworthy but some of the other parties should not have been trusted. This distinction clearly eluded President Trump when he appeared to lump Iran and the Sunni jihadis together as part of the same "evil" in a speech to Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia on May 21. He propagated the conspiracy theory that the US wishes to prop up the extremist group to further instability in the region.

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

In the wake of deadly terrorist bomb and gun attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's shrine in Teheran earlier this month, Trump ignited the fury of the Iranian authorities by implying that Iran's alleged sponsorship of terrorism had backfired in the form of the attack that killed at least 13 people and injured dozens more.

There are no apparent plans by Arab states to propose that names from their Qatar blacklist be subjected to United Nations sanctions, diplomats said on Wednesday, a likely hard move that would need approval by the 15-member U.N. Security Council. But recent Gulf reports have charged the relationship goes beyond resource management, accusing Qatari officials of meeting with the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limitations on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran. "So, it will probably be abandoned by Tehran", Karim said.

Zarif said the Senate's move showed "the US's short-sightedness" and was a sign of the "wrong policy" adopted by the USA government.

Later, speaking at a news conference, Mogherini said she was confident that the USA would stick to the nuclear deal, despite its declarations to the contrary.

"In any case", Mogherini said, "the European Union will guarantee that the deal keeps, that we stick to that. and that our policy of engagement with Iran continues".

The Oslo Forum is an annual two-day conference on ways to promote global peace attended by armed conflict mediators and peace process actors.



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