Gunmen Attack Iranian Parliament, Khomeini Shrine
Iranian news agencies reported Wednesday a pair of high-profile attacks, one targeting the country's parliament and another the shrine of late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
The shrine attack was said to involve three gunmen and a suicide bomber who stormed the site located south of Tehran and wounded several people. The reports said police arrested at least one of the attackers and killed another.
At the Iranian parliament, reports of what happened were more conflicting with some saying as many as four gunmen were involved in shootings there that killed one person and wounded several others, including security guards.
Some of the reports quoted a lawmaker saying one of the shooters had been arrested.
It was not immediately clear who was behind the attacks or if they were connected.
Trump Wades Into Diplomatic Spat Among Gulf Arab Nations
The White House says President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud spoke by telephone, and the two stressed the need for Gulf unity following a decision by Arab states in the region to cut ties with Qatar.
A statement issued late Tuesday said the two discussed the "critical goals of preventing the financing of terrorist organizations and eliminating the promotion of extremism by any nation in the region."
Earlier in the day, the president entered the diplomatic spat involving Qatar and major Arab nations over Doha's alleged support of Iran and Islamist militant groups sponsoring terrorism in the region.
In a series of Twitter posts Tuesday, the president seemed to take credit for the Saudi-led move to isolate Qatar -- which hosts the largest U.S. military base in the Middle East.
In his tweets, President Trump referred to his speech in Riyadh last month in which he called on Muslim leaders to take a stand against radical Islamist groups.