Iran has evidence linking Jundullah to U.S.: Larijani

July 18, 2010

TEHRAN - Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has harshly condemned Thursday’s deadly terrorist attacks in Zahedan and says he believes the United States was behind the incident.

“The Americans should know that they have started a game that will not end well for them,” he said in Tehran on Saturday.
He asserted that Iran has ample evidence that the Jundullah terrorist group has links to the United States.
The terrorist group Jundullah, which Iranian officials say enjoys U.S. support, has claimed responsibility for the attacks. In a statement posted on its web site, Jundullah described the attacks as retaliation for Iran’s June 21 execution of the group’s former ringleader, Abdolmalek Rigi.
Larijani said that the United States cannot invent an excuse for the bombings. “They may get away with other issues, but not with this one,” he added.
The fact that some countries’ rhetoric does not correspond with their actions is diplomatic hypocrisy in the international arena, he stated.
The U.S. mouthpieces say one thing in Washington, but the United States’ actions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Lebanon reflect a different reality, he noted.
The parliament speaker called on Iranian officials and security forces to make every effort to capture the perpetrators behind the terrorist attacks as soon as possible in order to bring them to justice.
In addition, he advised Iran’s Sunnis and Shias to maintain unity.
Larijani also offered condolences to the families of the victims and the representatives of Sistan-Baluchestan Province in parliament.
Two suicide bomb attacks claimed 27 lives and left at least 300 people injured in the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan on Thursday