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Iran blames Germany for terrorist attack in Shiraz

Iran has blamed Germany for a terror attack that took place in the Iranian city of Shiraz, reports Borzou Daragahi, international Correspondent at The Independent and a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, as he notes the regime in Tehran is linking it with a big protest against the Iranian regime that took place in Germany.

According to Daragahi, this regime statement is “lending credence to the theory that Khamenei himself ordered the mysterious attack that killed at least 15”.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, earlier claimed responsibility for the attack on a religious shrine in the southern Iranian city. According to an expert, “one cannot rule out the possibility that the attack’s timing had a tactical purpose, namely, to exploit the Shia theocratic regime’s potential instability amid the mass uprising.”

Jason Brodsky, Policy Director at NGO United Against Nuclear Iran, highlighted “the regime in Iran’s rent-a-crowd protests outside against Germany’s embassy in Tehran today following the EU sanctions with hints of more to come.”

He urges: “Berlin should withdraw its ambassador and should in turn send Iran’s ambassador packing.”

On Sunday, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (picture) revealed that Germany and the European Union are examining whether to classify Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organisation, reports Reuters, quoting her:

Before that, the German government already sent out firm statements, for example complaining about the regime’s crackdown on the ongoing protests:

“The courageous protests in #Iran continue. Day by day the regime acts more brutally. Our bilateral relations were already at a low, but with a state acting so inhumanely, there can be no “business as usual”.


Picture: German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Copyright: Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Nordrhein-Westfalen, CC BY-SA 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons )