Iran denies links to suicide attacks on US embassies in East Africa

As a writer, it is always interesting to see how widely your work is read, and when you strike a nerve. Yesterday, Iran’s foreign ministry publicly responded to Thomas Joscelyn’s article at The Weekly Standard on a US court’s conclusion that Iran was indeed tied to the 1998 suicide attacks on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania (he also published a report on the decision here at The Long War Journal). From Fars:

Iran on Sunday categorically rejected a claim newly raised by a US court that tried to link Tehran with terrorist bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

Last week the Weekly Standard magazine reported that a Washington district court has alleged that both Iran and Sudan were culpable for the al-Qaeda’s 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

In Reply, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast said in a statement that “the baseless accusation is another scenario designed by the US administration against Iran”.

Kudos to Thomas Joscelyn for getting under the skin of the Iranian regime for highlighting its complicity in terror attacks.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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  • Joe says:

    It is pretty much a certainty that Mugniyeh (sic) and Hezbollah were involved in helping AQ develop the capabilities to carry out these attacks. Of course Iran and Qods force in turn employ Hezbollah to maintain plausible deniability in these actions.

  • Mr T says:

    Iran can deny all they want. We know who they are. Similar to Pakistan denying involvement in Mumbai.


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