Iran arrests 7 suspects for supporting Tehran attacks

Iranian police stand near the parliament's building during a gunmen attack in central Tehran Iran

"We grieve and pray for the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks in Iran, and for the Iranian people, who are going through such challenging times", Trump said.

On Wednesday, two deadly terror attacks took place in Tehran, and ISIS has since claimed responsibility. The four-minute video shows three masked men sitting on a floor holding automatic rifles.

Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran's parliament, also spoke out ahead of the funerals. He speaks out at length against Shiites and promises further attacks.

People in the crowd chanted "Death to Saudi Arabia" alongside the more customary "Death to America" and slogans against Israel, as they reached out to touch coffins wrapped in flags and covered in flowers.

During the funeral, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani called the US the "international" version of the Islamic State group and said Washington had exchanged democracy for money, a reference to a recent huge arms deal between the USA and Saudi Arabia. State TV broadcast the ceremony live.

Thousands packed Tehran's streets on Friday to mourn the victims of two suicide bomb and gun attacks, and joined their supreme leader in accusing regional rival Saudi Arabia of involvement in the assaults.

Although the U.S. military is also fighting ISIS in Syria, as well as Iraq, President Donald Trump said in response to the attacks in Iran that the country is reaping what it sows.

Pope Francis "laments this senseless and grave act of violence", and "assures the people of Iran of his prayers for peace", the message read.

On Thursday, authorities said the assailants were Iranian nationals and they had arrested six suspects, including one woman, since the attacks. Officials said they had detained 41 suspects in the capital and the country's western Kurdish provinces in raids on suspected safe houses.

According to an Iranian government statement, the male attackers had returned to the country last summer after fighting for Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq, and Raqqah, Syria, and had "intended to carry out terrorist operations in religious cities".

The attacks on Tehran's parliament complex and the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini also wounded more than 50 people and were the first claimed by IS in Iran.

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