Archive for Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Leaders vow reprisals after bombing deaths

October 20, 2009


— Iran vowed retaliation Monday after accusing Pakistan, the U.S. and Britain of aiding Sunni militants who stunned the Islamic regime with a suicide bombing that killed top Revolutionary Guard commanders and dozens of others.

A commentary by the official news agency called on Iranian security forces “to seriously deal with Pakistan once and for all.” And President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told his Pakistani counterpart that his nation must hunt down suspected members of Jundallah, or Soldiers of God.

Iran made no specific threats against the U.S. or Britain, but the accusations came as talks began in Vienna over Iran’s nuclear program. The U.S. is part of those talks, which observers said made little headway Monday beyond spelling out each side’s position.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.