Tehran attackers were ISIS recruits

Police officers stand outside Iran's parliament building in Tehran, following the attack on June 7.

Iran's foreign minister rejected Donald Trump's condolences for deadly attacks in Tehran, calling the U.S. president's words repugnant.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have accused Saudi Arabia and the U.S of colluding to support the action, releasing a statement that said "this terrorist attack happened only a week after the meeting between the U.S. President (Donald Trump), and the (Saudi) backward leaders who support terrorists".

Iran's foreign minister also denounced as "repugnant" a White House statement on the terror attack in Tehran that said Iran was a "terror sponsor", according to BBC News.

A statement issued Wednesday evening stopped short of alleging direct Saudi involvement but called it "meaningful" that the attacks followed Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, where he strongly asserted Washington's support for Riyadh.

President Trump has made clear since the campaign that he does not like Iran, and spent much of his recent trip to the Middle East pushing hostility toward Iran, as well as portraying Iran as being to blame for most of the terrorism in the region.

Soon after the assault on parliament, another bomber detonated a suicide vest near the shrine of the Republic's revered founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, a few kilometres south of the city.

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On the same day as the attacks, the US Senate voted to proceed with a bill that would impose new sanctions on the Islamic Republic because of Iran's "support for acts of global terrorism". Four gunmen attacked the building of the Iranian parliament on Wednesday morning.

The Islamic State group claimed the attack, marking the first time it has taken responsibility for an assault in Iran. The attackers killed seven people and wounded several others, Tasmin said.

All the attackers were reported killed.

IS has regularly threatened Iran, which is backing militias battling IS fighters in both Iraq and Syria.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the attacks would have "no effect" on the country.

'She helped others, sent them to their missions after the start of the attacks, a member of the Iranian committee of national security of the parliament told Mehr news agency. Iran supports a number of Shiite Muslim militant groups and political parties, such as Lebanon-based Hezbollah, which the USA has deemed a foreign terrorist organization.

Several administration officials said it took most of the day [bold mine-DL] for the White House to work out the terse, curt wording of a statement that sought to show sympathy for the Iranian public even as it pointedly suggested that the behavior of Tehran's clerical leaders made its people a target.

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