“The terrorists disguised as Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basiji (volunteer) forces opened hearth to the authority and other people from behind the stand in the course of the parade,” Governor of Khuzestan Gholam-Reza Shariati mentioned, in line with the state information company IRNA.
IRGC spokesman Ramezan Sharif mentioned the attackers have been affiliated with a terrorist group supported by Saudi Arabia, Press TV mentioned. “The people who fired on the folks and the armed forces in the course of the parade are related to the al-Ahvaziya group which is fed by Saudi Arabia,” Sharif mentioned.
Two of the attackers have been gunned down throughout clashes with the safety forces and two others arrested, one in every of them injured, IRNA mentioned.
The parade was a part of nationwide celebrations in Iran to mark the 30th anniversary because the finish of the eight-year warfare with Iraq that began in September 1980 and led to August 1988.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani used the event to check US President Donald Trump to the previous Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Press TV reported.
Talking at a army rally in Tehran, he mentioned Trump will fail within the “financial and psychological warfare” he is launched towards Iran, simply as Hussein failed in his 8-year warfare towards the Islamic Republic.
“Iran will neither abandon its defensive weapons nor will scale back its protection capabilities,” Rouhani mentioned.
“Fairly it should improve its protection energy daily. The truth that they’re indignant at our missiles exhibits that these are essentially the most influential weapons Iran has.”