Bombs goes off in Iran
This is not about the nuclear stand-off: Actual bombs, 2 of them, went off in Iran today, killing 8 people. Who is the iranian authorities blaming? Britian! A police official told state television that "they are home-made bombs."
The official added: "A home-made bomb exploded inside a branch of the Saman bank, which is totally burned."
Another news report said: "Emergency workers are looking for the injured and the dead inside the bank." In October, another double bombing in Ahvaz killed six people and wounded more than 100. Iran has blamed Britain in the past for the unrest, accusing British forces based across the border in Iraq for backing ethnic Arab separatists.
In October, Manouchehr Mottaki, the Iranian foreign minister, said the clerical regime had proof of British meddling.
"The information shows that Britain is seeking to create insecurity in our country by interfering in our internal affairs," Mottaki said at the time, also adding that the consequences "could be worrying for the British".
Britain has firmly rejected the allegations, part of a wider deterioration of relations between Tehran and London over suspected Iranian meddling in Iraq and the Islamic republic's disputed nuclear programme.Interesting. And here I thought that they would blame Israel or the US as usual, you know? On a side not, if we accept that this is the result of an attempt on the life of A.J. , wouldn't that make it the second such attempt in one year? He is loved by his people that guy, no?