Shabbir Hassanally, an activist and political commentator from London, said1 the timing of terrorist attacks2 in the Iranian capital, Tehran, after the presidential election and the anniversary of the demise of Imam Khomeini shows that enemies of the Islamic Republic have targeted “the system of governance in Iran” and its “democracy.”

Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States are benefiting from such a heinous act against Iran, Hassanally told Press TV on Wednesday3.

The analyst added, “Iran needs to take Saudi, America and Israel to the ICC and make a big deal about this.”

It is not surprising that the terrorist attack has happened in the capital of Iran because only recently Saudi Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman4 and Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir5 had made threats against the Islamic Republic, he said.

“It was obvious Daesh would claim responsibility [because] they are the current boogeyman, the current brand of terror, but it seems to be … MKO attack with Zionist support,” he said.


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  1. This interview was originally published on Press TV on June 7, 2017
  2. Twin terrorist attacks were suffered by Tehran, Iran on June 7, 2017.  The attacks targetted the Shrine of Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic and late leader of the Islamic Revolution; as well as the Iranian Parliament (Majles) building.  Full details can be found in this report.
  3. See footnote 1
  4. Bin Salman made the threats earlier in an interview, please see this tweet and this tweet (Arabic video)
  5. Al-Jubeir made the threats via al-Arabiyyah, please see this tweet.

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