Sep 23, 2018 16:50 Asia/Tehran
  • IRGC vows retaliation against terrorists who perpetrated Ahvaz attack

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said it will extract “a deadly and unforgettable revenge” against terrorists responsible for Saturday’s attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, which martyred at least 25 people, including a child.

Iran Press- Iran/ In a statement released on Sunday, the IRGC’s Public Relations department offered condolences over the martyrdom of a number of “beloved compatriots” in the terrorist attack and said it will make every effort to punish the perpetrators of this criminal attack, Tasnim news agency reported.

The terrorist attack carried out in Ahvaz by the “cruel stooges” of the global arrogance (the US) and reactionary regimes in the region showed that Iran’s sworn enemies, particularly the “evil triangle” of United States- Saudi Arabia-Israel, will resort to any means to kill innocent women and children by blind terrorist attack, the statement said.

“Undoubtedly, committing such crimes will not undermine the sincere and firm determination of the Iranian Establishment and nation to adhere to the supreme causes of the (Islamic) Revolution and the dear martyrs and to continue their honorable path,” the IRGC said.

“With the grace of God and endeavors of intelligence and security institutions of the country as well as the existing superiority over the strongholds of leaders of the criminal and evil terrorists, a deadly and unforgettable revenge will be taken on them in the near future with the help of God, the Almighty,” the IRGC added in the statement. 

During the military parade in Ahvaz, which was staged concurrently with nationwide military parades on Saturday to mark the Sacred Defense Week, Takfiri militants wearing disguise opened fire at the people participating in the ceremony.

At least 25 people were martyred and more than 60 others injured during Saturday morning's terror attack in Ahvaz, capital of Khuzestan Province, in southwestern Iran.

The self-proclaimed Saudi-affiliated Al-Ahwaziyeh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack. Also on its "A'magh" website, the Daesh terrorist group (also known as ISIS) has accepted responsibility for the Ahwaz attack. 

World reacted to the news of the terrorist attack to a military parade in Ahvaz on Saturday.


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