Iran: Charges of U.S. Support for Terrorist Group Resurface by Jeremy R. Hammond

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by Jeremy R. Hammond
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Foreign Policy Journal
21 October 2009

Iranian officials have accused the U.S. and British governments of involvement in a terrorist attack on Sunday that killed or injured dozens. Five commanders of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) were included among the dead in the suicide bombing, responsibility for which was claimed by the Baluchi terrorist group Jundallah (Soldiers of God).

IRGC commander in chief Mohammed Ali Jafari said, “Behind this scene are the American and British intelligence apparatus, and there will have to be retaliatory measures to punish them.” He also claimed that Iran had documents proving U.S. and British involvement, according to the New York Times. Iranian officials have said that the attack was launched from Pakistan, where Jundallah is based.

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