Iran’s President Holds ‘Sponsors of Terrorists’ Accountable for Parade Attack

Iran’s President Holds ‘Sponsors of Terrorists’ Accountable for Parade Attack

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered the intelligence forces to capture perpetrators of a Saturday terrorist attack on a parade in Ahvaz, warning of Iran’s “crushing response” and pointing the finger at those providing intelligence support for terrorists.

Rouhani was briefed on the latest developments in the wake of this morning’s terrorist attack on a military parade in Ahvaz during telephone conversations with Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli and with Governor of Khuzestan Gholamreza Shariati.

Expressing sympathy with the families of victims of the fatal attack, the president ordered the Intelligence Ministry to mobilize all units to immediately detect the terrorists behind the attack and their links for a “decisive and exemplary” punishment.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s response to the merest threat will be crushing,” he underlined.

Rouhani also held those providing “propaganda and intelligence support” for the terrorists accountable for the attack.

During the military parade in Ahvaz on Saturday morning, Takfiri militants opened fired on military officials and ordinary people in the event. At least 25 people have died and 60 others injured in the terrorist attack.

A senior spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces said four terrorists were involved in the attack, noting that they had hidden their rifles in the parade venue beforehand.

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