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The State Department condemned the deadly twin attacks, with spokeswoman Heather Nauert saying 'the depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful, civilized world.'Official American statements of solidarity with the victims are notable because of the deep distrust between the US and Iran.The two countries don't maintain diplomatic relations and the Trump administration has emphasized the need to counter Iran's influence.The Guards' accusation dramatically escalates already-strained tensions on the Arabian Peninsula, coming after Saudi Arabia led a group of six nations in cutting ties with Qatar, saying the country supported 'Iranian terrorist groups'.As political roller coasters go, there is none as steep and unpredictable as the one shared by the United States and Iran.
Trump said the US would 'grieve and pray' for the victims, but added: 'We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote.'That was condemned by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who tweeted: 'Repugnant WH (White House) statement...
Attackers also raided the mausoleum of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini in what was the terror group's first ever strike at the heart of the Islamic Republic.
Iran's intelligence ministry today announced it had arrested more suspects linked to the attacks on top of six Iranians, including one woman, detained on Wednesday.
Security forces stood guard as women and children were evacuated from the windows of the lower floors to rescuers below.
Four jihadi fighters got into parliament through the visitor door while disguised as women in burkas before filming part of their rampage inside, including the body of a government worker The distrust of Iran was evident on Wednesday when shortly after the condemnation, Republicans and Democrats in Congress acted in a procedural vote to move forward on a new set of sanctions. The bill would impose mandatory sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them.