ISIS hit Iran in its capital city this morning with two terror attacks that targeted major symbols of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. According to Channel 2 News’ Ehud Yaari, the attacks were launched due to the Iranian militias’ success in Syria and Iraq against the terrorist group.
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After twin ISIS terror attacks shook Iran’s capital on Wednesday morning, Channel 2 News’ Ehud Yaari explained why the murderous terrorist organization targeted Tehran. Yaari stated that ISIS has been trying for years to harm Iran, one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s most loyal allies, and the attacks at Iran’s parliament building and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s shrine today proved that the wait was worth it.
Yaari, a well-respected pundit on Arab affairs, explained that the extremist Sunni terror group views Shi’ites as infidels. According to Yaari, the success of the Iranian militias in Syria and Iraq against the murderous terrorist organization pushed ISIS to plan the terror attacks in the heart of Tehran, hitting two of the symbols of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
After the attack Photo Credit: Twitter/Channel 2 News
While the identities of the terrorists have not been released yet, Yaari said that it is possible that the terrorists were Sunni Iranians who belonged to the ethnic minorities in the country or foreigners who came to Iran under the auspices of ISIS specifically in order to carry out the attacks.
“The terror attack today is creating great anxiety in Iran because it is being perceived by the public as if the fighting in Syria is a boomerang coming back home,” Yaari stated. According to the Channel 2 pundit, these terror attacks will most likely strengthen the belief within the country that Tehran cannot continue to support the Syrian regime and fund Hezbollah.