An MP representing Ahvaz in the Iranian parliament, Homayoun Youssefi, in an  exclusive interview with Iran Press on Sunday 23 September, has described the Ahvaz terrorist attack as signifying the enemies' desperation and inability to stand up to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iran/ According to an Iran Press report, Iranian parliamentarian, Homayoun Youssefi, who represents the city of Ahvaz  in the Majlis, referred to the terror attack on a military parade in Ahvaz and said the enemies of the Islamic republic of Iran who have been unable to confront Iran for the past four decades, have carried out  'a blind  terror attack', which signifies their weakness, inability and desperation.

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The parliamentarian added: "The people of Khuzestan province, just like their fellow countrymen from other regions, have always been supportive of the aims and ideals of the Islamic revolution, and they have been staunch supporters of the revolution. The enemies have been unable to confront the powerful Islamic Republic over  the past four decades , and out of desperation, they have resorted to carrying out such a cowardly and blind act of Terrorism.   

While referring to the fact that such a sad event could lead to more cohesion among the great nation of Iran, Yousefi went on to describe Ahvaz terror attack as sign of  enemies' inability vis-a-vis Iran's capabilities  in military and security matters.

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MP Youssefi went on to  emphasize the bravery and loyalty of  the citizens of Khuzestan province, and called on the government to pay more attention, and provide more funding, for this sensitive and highly strategic province.

On Saturday 22nd September 2018, Gunmen opened fire on people from behind a viewing stand at Quds Boulevard of Ahvaz during the parade held to mark the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's invasion of Iran which led to an eight-year war in the 1980s.

At least 25 people were martyred and more than 69 others injured during Saturday morning's terror attack in Ahvaz, capital of Khuzestan Province, in southwestern Iran.

Iranian forces killed three of the terrorists in a clash after the attack, and a remaining terrorist died in hospital.

Most of the casualties of Ahvaz terrorist attack are civilians.

 

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Sep 23, 2018 17:45 Asia/Tehran
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