Khamenei: USA, Britain and Israel behind terror attack
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday said the intelligence services of the US, Israel and Britain were the main supporters of the recent terrorist attacks in Iran. "One of the main objectives the enemy pursued through the terrorist attack in Iran's southeastern city of Zahedan was to create division and religious dissension," Khamenei said was quoted as saying by PressTV.
A total of 27 people were killed and more than 100 others were injured after two bombs went off in quick succession outside the Zahedan Grand Mosque in Sistan-Baluchestan Province late last Thursday.
Khamenei stressed that Iran would not allow arrogant powers to obtain their objectives and urged all Iranian officials to "firmly and seriously" confront the enemies of the country's solidarity and security. "Their animosity with the Islamic Republic stems from Iran's adherence to Islam and its repeated call for unity, strength and Islamic dignity," he said.
Khamenei also urged all Muslims to fight terrorism, saying it is an "ominous offspring" and a "clear sample of Moharebeh (waging war on God)."