For the United States, it is “ridiculous” to suggest that Israel was behind the explosions in Iran that left more than 100 dead

Several people stand next to a man lying on the ground at the site of the explosions during a ceremony held to commemorate the death of the late Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, in Kerman, Iran (Reuters). (WANA NEWS AGENCY/)

The United States on Wednesday rejected suggestions that its ally Israel or Washington were behind the deadly explosions in Iran at the grave of the Revolutionary Guard commander. Qasem Soleimanikilled four years ago in an American attack.

“The United States was not involved in any way, and any suggestion to the contrary is ridiculous,” US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said in a press conference, also reiterating that the United States is not related to what happened.

We have no reason to believe that Israel was involved in this explosion. We have no information to believe that is the case.”he added.

Miller noted that they speak with Israeli officials “several times a day” but did not want to reveal the content of those exchanges.

The explosions occurred this Wednesday in the cemetery of the Iranian city of Kerman, where the fourth anniversary of the death of Soleimani, considered in Iran a martyr of the revolution and killed in a US attack, was commemorated.

The State Department spokesperson stressed that “it is too early” to know who is behind what happened, indicated that the United States does not have “independent information” on the matter and offered his condolences to the victims of that “horrible explosion.”