Pointing finger at agents of a foreign regime for attack on a military parade in southwestern Iran, foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran will respond "swiftly and decisively" to the attack.

Iran Press/Irannews: Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted: "Terrorists recruited, trained, armed & paid by a foreign regime have attacked Ahvaz."

Gunmen opened fire on people from behind a viewing stand at Qods 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.

Iranian officials confirmed that 10 people have been killed in a terrorist attack that disrupted a military parade in Ahvaz, in southwestern Iran on Saturday morning.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) spokesman Ramezan Sharif said the attackers were affiliated to a terrorist group supported by Saudi Arabia.  

"The individuals who fired at the people and the armed forces during the parade are connected to the al-Ahvaziya group which is fed by Saudi Arabia," he said.

Sharif said the shooting is not unprecedented and the group which is also supported by the UK has attacked convoys of those visiting the former frontlines of Saddam's war on Iran in recent years.


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