Iran arrests seven suspects linked to Tehran attacks

Police increased their patrols in the streets and subway stations of Tehran on Thursday, a day after a pair of stunning Islamic State-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament and the tomb of its revolutionary leader killed at least 16 people and wounded over 40.

The parliament held a funeral ceremony for the victims in Tehran on Friday attended by the top brass.

The ministry previously said it had arrested 41 alleged IS members in the Kurdish provinces of Kermanshah, Kurdistan, West Azerbaijan and also in Tehran.

Since Monday, Qatar has faced a Saudi-led blockade and denied funding terrorists - a charge leveled again on Friday by US President Donald Trump. The extremist group Islamic State has long tried to prove otherwise and last Wednesday it succeeded, with gunmen and suicide bombers killing 17 people at the country's two most symbolic places.

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President Trump did issue a statement from the White House, "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".

Ayatollah Khamenei said had Iran not stood against the hotspot of terrorism in the region, the country would have faced more severe problems.

It said they were part of a network that entered Iran in July-August 2016 under the leadership of "high-ranking Daesh commander" Abu Aisha intending to carry out "terrorist operations in religious cities".

Khomeini's successor and the current Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as well as the speaker of Iran's parliament, Ali Larijani, both tried to downplay the seriousness of the attacks.

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The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

On Friday, Iranian authorities said the assailants were Iranian nationals and that they had arrested six suspects, including one woman, since the attack Thursday in Tehran.

Earlier, the Iran's Revolutionary Guards blamed Saudi Arabia for Wednesday's deadly terror attacks. The sources from state security have pointed to Iranian Kurds affiliated with Islamic State the likely perpetrators.

Alavi maintained that 42, 43 terrorists were identified and arrested following the June 7 terrorist attacks, saying some of them were in connection with the Tehran twin attacks and some of them were planning for terrorist acts in the future.

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A nationwide hunt has uncovered explosive vests and other equipment, as well as an abandoned auto containing at least 22 pistols, in Kermanshah province.

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