Iran to bring culprits of Kerman attacks to justice: Raisi

2024-01-06 09:21:22
Iran to bring culprits of Kerman attacks to justice: Raisi

President Ebrahim Raisi has promised to retaliate after bombings in the city of Kerman this week killed and wounded many people attending a memorial for Martyr General Qassem Soleimani.

On Friday, Raisi addressed thousands of mourners who had gathered in Kerman, about 820km (510 miles) southeast of the capital, Tehran.

He said Tehran’s enemies could see “Iran’s power and the whole world knows its strength and capabilities,” adding that “our forces will decide on the place and time to take action.”

Raisi’s comments come as authorities announced they had arrested 11 people suspected of involvement in the blasts.

Iran’s intelligence ministry said in a statement shared on state TV that security forces detained two people for providing support to the two suicide bombers in Kerman, and nine others based in other parts of Iran who were suspected of links to the incident.

The ISIS terrorist group claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s bombings in a statement on Thursday.

As people in Kerman paid respects to the victims on Friday, they shouted: “Death to America!” and “Death to Israel!”

At least 89 people were killed in the blasts, and more than 280 were injured.

“We will find you wherever you are,” the commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Major General Hossein Salami, told the crowd, referring to ISIS.

The United Nations, European Union and several countries, including China, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Germany and Iraq, denounced the terrorist bombings.

(Source: Agencies)

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