Tehran resident: “ISIS is the reason for the lack of security in the Middle East”

After the twin terror attacks in Tehran yesterday, a female Iranian student studying in the city spoke with Channel 2 News and described the current situation in the capital. “In the beginning, we thought that these actions were carried out due to the battle between the reformist and conservative political parties,” she said.

Footage from Tehran during the attacks

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Hours after the double terror attacks in Tehran, the residents of Iran’s capital are trying to return to their normal routines. “We didn’t think that something like this could really happen in Iran,” a female student living in the city told Channel 2 News in an exclusive interview.

“Even before the afternoon, we heard all different kinds of news reports on the Internet and Facebook about these incidents,” explained the student, who asked to remain anonymous. “These aren’t reliable sources and we thought that these reports were inaccurate. Only after the foreign newspapers and Iran itself confirmed the reports, we started to believe.”

Tehran, yesterday Photo Credit: Fars News Agency/Channel 2 News

“In the beginning, we thought that these actions were carried out due to the battle between the reformist and conservative political parties after the election in Iran and that they are related to the inter-state conflicts,” she continued. “After the terrorists from ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, a deep concern within the society and among our families surfaced.”

“ISIS is the reason for the lack of security in the Middle East and the entire world,” she added. “And today, the terror made it to inside Iran itself. The student revealed that last month, an ISIS threat written in Persian started to circulate throughout the country, stating that the organization is planning to carry out a terror attack in Tehran and even target the government. “The authorities did not issue any warning to the nation in Iran after these threats,” she stated. “I think the regime did not warn the citizens because it didn’t want to scare people and that is why we only saw the ISIS threats through [video] clips from abroad.”



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