An earlier unknown organisation, "Abu Bakr Brigade", declared that its members blew up the Iranian Il-76 plane made in Russia. A total of 302 servicemen of the 41st division of the Guards Corps of the Iranian Revolution were on its board.
The Saudi newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Ausat published on Friday a statement of this organisation which says that its members sacrificed their lives to shoot down the plane and that the blows at the Iranian regime and its representatives will continue.
The newspaper does not rule out that the act of terror could be a vengeance for the arrest of a group of al-Qaeda militants who left Pakistan for Iran.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
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It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War