Senior adviser to Iran’s president blames US, Israel for twin blasts that killed 103

A senior adviser to Iran’s president blamed Israel and the United States for twin blasts that killed at least 103 people in the country’s south earlier today.

“Washington says USA and Israel had no role in terrorist attack in Kerman, Iran. Really? A fox smells its own lair first,” says Mohammad Jamshidi, an advisor to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

“Make no mistake. The responsibility for this crime lies with the US and Zionist regimes,” he claims, without proof.

A US official said the attacks today near the grave of General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force who was killed in a US drone strike in Iraq exactly four years ago, “does look like a terrorist attack, the type of thing we’ve seen ISIS do in the past, and as far as we are aware that is kind of, I think, our going assumption at the moment.”

The ceremony was to commemorate Soleimani who was killed by a US drone in 2020 ordered by then-President Donald Trump.

No one has claimed responsibility for the explosions.

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