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Iranian exile group says it is back of Tehran bombing

A pro-monarchist Iranian exile group, Arya, claimed responsibility for a bomb blast that killed 18 people in Tehran Thursday and said it would strike again. Arya has never previously claimed responsibility for an act of political violence. The group, headquartered in Los Angeles, has produced newspapers and posters promoting Reza Pahlavi, son of the deposed late Shah of Iran, as the country's monarch.

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