Iran arrests 8 more terrorists over Tehran attacks

Iran arrests 8 more terrorists over Tehran attacks

Iran arrests 8 more terrorists over Tehran attacks

Iranian authorities have arrested seven people it suspects of helping militants involved in this week's attacks in the capital Tehran, a judiciary official said on Saturday.

Iran's Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari has said that several individuals linked to terrorists were arrested following recent terror attacks in the capital city, Tasnim news agency reported.

Meanwhile, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined on Wednesday that Iran will keep moving forward and the terrorist attacks will only result in stronger determination among Iranian nation. He speaks out at length against Shiites and promises further attacks.

On Thursday, Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavai said investigators were working to determine whether Saudi Arabia had a role in Wednesday'sattacks but said it was too soon to say if that was the case.

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The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Tehran police said the auto the attackers used for both attacks was discovered on Saturday in the city center.

Since U.S. President Donald Trump took office in January, the yawning gap between Tehran and Washington has grown even wider with Trump's latest efforts to isolate Iran in the region, while bolstering cooperation with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries.

"His Highness Sheikh Khalifa expressed his honest condolences to the Iranian people and the families of the victims, wishing the injured a speedy recovery", the message to President Hassan Rouhani said, according to WAM.

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