Iranian Expats in US Condemn Tehran Terrorist Attacks (+Photos)
WASHINGTON, DC (Tasnim) – Dozens of Iranian expatriates living in the US staged a rally in Washington to condemn the recent twin terrorist attacks in Tehran, which led to the killing of 17 people.
During the rally held outside the White House on Friday, the participants paid tribute to the martyrs killed in the two terrorist attacks on the Iranian parliament and the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, on Wednesday.
They condemned the attacks carried out by Takfiri terrorists and expressed their sympathy for the families of the victims.
The participants also lit candles and observed a minute's silence for the victims.
On Wednesday morning, five terrorists launched simultaneous attacks on Iran’s parliament building in downtown Tehran and on the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, south of the city.
The assailants attacked the parliament buildings in the morning. Equipped with AK-47 assault rifles, handguns, grenades and suicide vests, the gunmen killed security guards and ordinary people before holding people hostage in the upper floors of the building.
They were all killed by the security forces after an operation that took several hours.
In the other attack at the shrine of Imam Khomeini, one suicide bomber blew himself up while the second one was killed in an exchange of gunfire.
The death toll from Wednesday's incidents in Tehran grew to 17, while more than 40 others were wounded.