By Walid Shoebat
At least 12 people were killed and 42 others were wounded this morning in a pair of devastating attacks on two of Iran’s most potent symbols: the national Parliament and the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic’s founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The first is the explosion carried out by a woman (or dressed up as a woman) where you can see when it happened and you can see the flesh of this female ISIS terrorist fly all the way to the cameraman:
At the parliament you can see people attacking one terrorist and arresting him:
The Islamic State’s tactic has always been “fe a’qri dyarikum’ which mean ‘in the abode of your homeland’; ISIS strategy is to attack the source of power of their enemy. It has been successful in assassinating countless Shiite leaders using this method; to go to the source and carry out terrorist attacks to cripple its opposition. ISIS immediately said it was behind the attacks, the first time that the Sunni Muslim extremist group has claimed responsibility for an assault inside Iran, which is predominately Shiite Muslim. The terrorist group is battling with Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and in Syria, and it views Shiite Muslims as apostates.
As New York Times reported: The first terrorist attacks in more than a decade in Tehran came just over two weeks after Mr. Trump, with Saudi Arabia and its allies, vowed to isolate Iran. Iran has dismissed those remarks, made at a summit meeting in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, as a scheme by Mr. Trump to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia. The Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has even suggested that Mr. Trump was “milking” Saudi Arabia.
In the view of many in Iran, the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, is inextricably linked to Saudi Arabia. Hamidreza Taraghi, a hard-line analyst with ties to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said, “ISIS ideologically, financially and logistically is fully supported and sponsored by Saudi Arabia — they are one and the same.”
Iran and Saudi Arabia are the leading nations on the opposing sides of the Middle East split between Shiite/Sufi and Wahhabi Islam. Iran has military advisers in Iraq and Syria, and it controls and finances militias in those countries and in Lebanon. Tehran also has some influence over the Houthis fighting the government in Yemen, and it often speaks out in support of Shiites in Bahrain, a majority group that Iran says is repressed by the Sunni monarchy.
This situation will definitely escalate the Iranian Saudi conflict to a new level.
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