Leder av Vokterrådet, ayatollah Jannati, mener Bush og Blair sto bak bombene i London:

Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, who heads Iran’s top legislative watchdog the Guardian Council, said the British had themselves to blame.

«One possible set of culprits is al-Qaeda. But al Qaeda is Bush and Blair. Who launched al Qaeda? You must be tried, you who are the mothers of al Qaeda,» he told worshippers at Friday prayers in Tehran, blaming British Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President George W. Bush for the growth of Islamic militancy.

«The other likelihood is that the British regime may have carried out the attack itself … because it benefits most… They want to justify their presence in Iraq and Afghanistan,» he added.

«They tell people ‘if we don’t fight terrorism, this will happen to you,'» the cleric continued.

Jannati’s remarks echoed editorials in Iran’s hardline press that argued the attacks smacked of a plot by the British government to justify anti-Muslim reprisals and military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.(reuters)