Iranian leader blames US, Israel for Baghdad suicide bombings

IranTehran - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday blamed the United States and Israel for the suicide bombings in Baghdad, Fars news agency reported. Khamenei alleged the main elements behind the bombing in Baghdad were the US military forces stationed in Iraq, and US and Israeli intelligence services.

The Iranian leader also accused the US and Israel of being responsible for the increase of terrorism in Iraq.

At least 30 people, including Iranian pilgrims, were killed and 100 others were injured when two suicide bombers struck a Shiite shrine in Baghdad on Friday.(dpa)