The Speaker of Iran’s Parliament blamed the Zionists and the Americans. Khamenei apparently didn’t mention the Zionists; I guess that makes him a moderate. “Iran supreme leader blames West for bombing,” from the Associated Press, December 17 (thanks to JCB):
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s supreme leader on Friday blamed the West for a deadly suicide bombing at a mosque this week, saying the country’s enemies were trying to divide Muslims and halt its nuclear activities.
The armed Sunni militant group Jundallah, or Soldiers of God, has claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s double bombing outside a Shiite mosque in the southeastern port city of Chahbahar near the Pakistan border, which killed 39 people.
In a condolence message read during funeral ceremonies for the victims, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed the attack on “arrogant powers,” a reference to the United States and its allies.
“The people have perceived the goals of the enemy and realized that the arrogant powers do not want the Islamic world to have pride or leadership,” he said, according to the state news agency IRNA. “The enemies do not want the unity of Muslims … They do not want to see uranium enrichment in our country.”…