DO WE ALSO #PRAYFORTEHERAN? – Some “green-on-green” terrorist violence in the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran:
Iran has blamed Saudi Arabia for an IS attack on its parliament after its foreign minister reportedly said the country needed to be punished.
The Fars news service said Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir had said that Iran needed to be punished for what he claimed was the country’s support for terrorist organisations just hours before a pair of attacks that killed at least 12 people.“The assailants entered the parliament in women’s dress and through the special visitors gate, started the shooting spree and entered the area, causing fear and horror,” Iranian Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaqari said on state-run TV, the Jewish Press reported.ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, and posted video from inside the parliament building.“In the first minutes of the attack, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps forces entered the scene and gained control of the floor and main area of the parliament building,” Zolfaqari said.Iran’s Health Ministry reports 35 injured have been taken to Tehran hospitals.
The assailants entered the parliament in women’s dress? Methinks Iran might be banning burqa and niqab pretty soon.
Three days ago, I have blogged about the Shia-Sunni civil war in the Middle East, “Saudi Arabia versus Iran – If only both sides could lose”. Looks like some stormy times ahead.