Iran says arrests seven suspects linked to Tehran attacks

President Tan said he was shocked and saddened by the strikes on the Parliament complex and the mausoleum of former Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

He said anti-Iranian remarks by Saudi Arabia's foreign minister and U.S. President Donald Trump are a "matter of disgrace" for them.

Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account: "Repugnant White House statement".

Zarif tweeted: "The Iranian people reject such USA claims". "[.] The fact ISIS claimed responsibility proves that they [Saudi Arabia] were involved in the brutal attack".

Riyadh and the United States both condemned the attacks, which came as Saudi Arabia and other Sunni-ruled countries cut ties with Qatar over alleged support for Islamist militants and closer ties with Iran. The information added that in the raids were also confiscated "many documents and weapons" that were in the hands of the individuals to whom the authorities linked them with "Wahhabi cells", referring to the predominant Sunni Islamic conservative doctrine in Saudi Arabia.

Iranian women light candles in Mother Square in Tehran in 2001 in memory of victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Iran has indirectly suggested that Saudi Arabia, its major regional rival and a US ally, played a role in the attack.

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Daesh reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

Trump issued a written statement saying he felt for Iranian civilians, but the government has itself to blame for the attack.

"They earlier left Iran and were involved in the crimes of the terrorist group in Raqqa and Mosul", the ministry said, referring to Islamic State's effective capital in Syria and a city it captured in Iraq.

Tehran defence ministry yesterday said that the five Iranians were Islamic State group members who had been to its strongholds in Iraq and Syria. Trump's choice of Saudi Arabia, Iran's bitter regional rival, for his first official foreign visit reflects the deep antagonism of his administration toward Iran.

On Thursday, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry released the names of the five terrorists who were killed after carrying out the deadly attacks in Tehran.

The country's Supreme Leader said the attacks will add to the hatred that Iranians harbor toward the USA and Saudi Arabia.

The US president has long accused Iran of backing terrorism and has threatened to tear up a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers. The statement concludes: "We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote".

  • Megan Austin