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“This person who was behind the bombing confessed that those who trained them spoke in English,” IRNA quoted the official as saying.
Clashes between armed militants and police have erupted in the south-eastern Iranian city of Zahedan, state media have reported.
Police sealed off the area and exchanged fire with the attackers after a bomb went off, Irna news agency quoted an unnamed official as saying.
It comes two days after a car bomb in Zahedan killed 11 Revolutionary Guards.
A hardline Sunni group, Jundallah, said it carried out Wednesday's attack.
Iranian officials have accused Britain and the United States of supporting ethnic minority rebels operating in the Islamic republic's sensitive border areas.
Originally posted by radio_radio
I don't think the link is up in the air with all the different sources I've found on the subject. The only problem is that the group denies its attachment to the U.S. and the U.S. denies attachment to it. Why would they produce such denials?
Yes they're attached to Al-Qaeda, but as long as they have an enemy that isn't the U.S., we only stand to gain from it.
The link is very apparent for better or worse; both to Al-Qaeda and the U.S. However, I do believe that this is a smart way to try and stabilize the middle east. Why not use the terrorists to do it? At least Americans aren't dieing or being tortured in Iran. This is the new age of asymmetrical warfare. At least this group is producing some results.
Originally posted by xpert11
The regime that runs Iran will be strong enough and have the means to crush any militants organization or at the very least contain them in such a way that a civil war dosn't break out.
As for the likes of the CIA being involved it is possible but why would they want to create another civil war in the region?
IF I'm wrong then Iraq will have become the inspiration and the source of conflicts that would destabilize the whole region.
So much for Iraq showing the people of Iraq a better form of government and way of life. If I'm right the process of the ME moving towards democratic governments will have been set back for a very long time. If I'm wrong there are going to some massive problems to deal with.
Originally posted by XphilesPhan
Well Im glad we are using the same tactics against the Iranians. If the iranians want to use terrorist organizations to accomplish their goals, they get whats coming to them.
It certainly all makes sense now.