Iranian Commander to Saudi and UAE: Respect Iran's 'Red Lines'
The senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps commander warned Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Friday to respect Tehran's "red lines" or face retaliation.
Iran Press/ Iran news: "If you cross our red lines, we will surely cross yours. You know the storm the Iranian nation can create," Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said in a pre-sermon speech at Friday congregational prayers in Tehran.
"Stop creating plots and tensions. You are not invincible. You are sitting in a glass house and cannot tolerate the revenge of the Iranian nation... We have shown self-restraint," he added according to Iran Press.
The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards also warned culprits behind terrorist attack in southwestern city of Ahvaz that they can expect a “devastating” response from Iran.
Salami also told the United States to "stop supporting the terrorists or they will pay the price."
Speaking at the funeral procession held for victims of the Saturday terrorist attack in Ahvaz, on Monday, Salami promised the Iranian nation that perpetrators and sponsors of the terror attack will receive such a “crushing” response that would make them regret it reported.
Gunmen carried out a terrorist attack in the Iran’s southern city of Ahvaz on Saturday 22nd September. 4 terrorists opened fire on soldiers and civilians during a military parade. 25 people, including a four-year-old child, lost their lives.
The attack happened during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the day Iraq attacked Iran and imposed an 8-year war on the country.
Three of the terrorists were shot dead at the scene while a fourth was arrested and later succumbed to his wounds, armed forces spokesman Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said.
Two terrorist groups claimed responsibility for the Ahvaz massacre: Daesh or ISIS and al-Ahvaziya also called the Ahvaz National Resistance.
The al-Ahvaziya terror group, whose recruits are believed to be scattered in several European countries, is backed by Saudi Arabia and has a record of carrying out sabotage acts in Iran’s Khuzestan province, which encompasses Ahvaz and some other Arab-dominated towns.