Friday, May 29, 2009
Iranian officials accused the United States on Friday of “hiring” those behind a suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque that killed 25 people, linking the attack to next month’s presidential election.
“Three people involved with the terrorist incident were arrested,” said Jalal Sayah, deputy governor of Sistan-Baluchestan, the province bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan where the attack took place.
“According to the information obtained they were hired by America and the agents of the arrogance,” Sayah told the Fars news agency. Officials usually use the term “global arrogance” to refer to Iran arch-foe the United States.
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Interior Minister Sadegh Mahsooli also pointed the finger towards the United States and Israel.
“Enemies try to influence the election by terror just as they did in Zahedan yesterday,” the Mehr news agency quoted him as saying.
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“The terror agents are neither Sunni nor Shiite but American and Israeli seeking a Sunni-Shiite divide.”
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