Iran: No US 'prevarication' accepted
Iranian Parliament Speaker, Ali Larijani, has said the link between the US and the Jundullah terrorist group cannot be dispelled by any amount of 'prevarication', press-TV reported.
"Unfortunately, a trace of the US crimes can be seen in the latest events in our country," Larijani told reporters upon his arrival in Tehran from the 121st Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly held in Geneva, Switzerland, October 19-21.
At least 41 people, including seven ranking commanders of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), lost their lives in a terrorist attack during a unity conference between Sunni and Shia tribal leaders in the city of Pishin in southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan Province.
The Jundullah terrorist group, led by Abdolmalek Rigi, claimed responsibility for the attack.
"Although [the US] has denied any involvement in the terrorist attack, it is not enough and not unacceptable to us," Larijani said.
"They should explain why such things are taking place," he added.
The United States has denied that it had aided the terrorists behind Sunday's attack.
"We condemn this act of terrorism and mourn the loss of innocent lives," State Department Spokesman Ian Kelly said in a statement. "Reports of alleged US involvement are completely false."
The Iranian parliament speaker said, 'Those who pretend to lead the fight against such crimes are the ones orchestrating (them) behind the scenes'.