Iran Prez: Shiraz mosque bombers, US-Israel agents
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday evening said those responsible for the recent Shiraz mosque blast were agents of global arrogance and Israel.
He made the remarks in a message to a ceremony to commemorate the 40th day of martyrdom of a group of people who were killed in the mosque explosion on May 12, 2008. Twelve people died and more than 190 otherswounded in an explosion at the Seyed-ul Shohada mosque in a residential area of Shiraz, the capital of southern province of Fars on April 12. Referring to the enemies conspiracies against the Islamic Republic of Iran in the past three decades, the president stressed that the Iranian nation has witnessed all kinds of mischiefs including a series of assassinations of senior officials, border conflicts, US-backed imposed war on Iran (1980-1988), economic sanctions, cultural assault and making instrumental use of international circles such as the UN Security Council in the past 30 years. The investigation proved that the bombers were agents of the world arrogance and Israel, the Iranian president noted. In his message, President Ahmadinejad once again condoled with bereaved families of the victims and prayed for their patience. --IRNA