TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- A man wearing an explosives-laden belt blew himself up during a conference between Shia and Sunni groups in southeastern Iran on Sunday, killing at least 29 people.Okay, that sounds about par for the course for that neck of the woods. Nothing to see here; move along... Then comes the plot twist:
The blast in Sarbaz in the province of Sistan-Baluchestan wounded 28 others, the semiofficial Fars news agency said.
Five senior officers of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps were killed in the attack, Fars said.
While no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, Iran pointed the finger at the United States without disclosing its reasons.Oh, yeah, Zippy, that one's got our fingerprints all over it. What was the giveaway? The way the guy was humming snatches of "Yankee Doodle" between shrieks of "Allahu Akhbar!" right before he pulled the pin on his Semtex Underoos?
"We consider this recent terrorist act to be the result of the U.S. actions and this is a sign of their enmity," said parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.