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Trump suggests Iran shares some blame for extremist attacks

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei castigated the U.S. and Saudi Arabia in a message of condolence to the families of the dead, having previously played down the attacks. Iran's Revolutionary Guards accused Saudi Arabia, its regional rival, of supporting the attack. Pictures on social media showed how people, including children, fled through the windows of the parliament building.


Third London Bridge Attacker Named by British Police

Third London Bridge Attacker Named by British Police

Police said in a statement: "Detectives were appealing for information about Xavier Thomas , 45, a French national who had not been seen since the night of the terrorist attack on London Bridge ". The attackers killed several people and wounded almost 50 people before being shot dead. The report said Italy had put him on a watch list and flagged his presence to Moroccan and British authorities.


Afghan soldier kills 2 US soldiers

Afghan soldier kills 2 US soldiers

Earlier this year, the top USA intelligence official said the security situation in Afghanistan will further deteriorate even if there is a modest increase in us military support for Afghanistan. A White House spokesman said Trump was "following the emerging situation in Afghanistan" where the soldiers were killed. "The attacker is also dead", Khugyani said.



Islamic State threatens attacks in Saudi Arabia

On Wednesday, the twin attacks were simultaneously carried out in Tehran at around 10:30 a.m. local time (0600 GMT). Six attackers were killed by Iran's security forces. "It will not damage our nation's determination to fight terrorism ... but will only increase hatred for the governments of the United States and their stooges in the region like Saudis", Khamenei said in a message read at the funeral of victims of the attacks.



UAE threatens jail term, fine for Qatar sympathisers

Indeed, the Saudis and other key Arab states targeting Qatar (namely the United Arab Emirates and Egypt) appear to be courting USA support as evidenced by their tailor made for Washington framing of the crisis: that it is driven by Doha providing sanctuary and support to extremist groups.