Larijani urges identification of perpetrators of Ahvaz terrorist attack
Tehran, Sept 22, 2018(IRNA) – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani condemned act of terror during an armed forces parade in Ahwaz, saying that security forces should identify perpetrators and agents of the terrorist attack quickly.
Larijani’s message read, “The attack on the parade of the armed forces which killed and wounded a number of military and civilian people in Ahvaz grieved us.”
The unmanly attack which took place on the eve of portraying the country's military capabilities marking Sacred Defense Week once again revealed the weakness and incompetence of the enemies in the face of the Iranian defense power, he said, noting that since they are not able to counter Iran’s military prowess, they open fire at innocent people including women and children.
The act of terror is sequel to 40-year malice against the Islamic Revolution, he said, noting that such acts will never influence the will of the Iranian nation, as they will continue to defend their ideals resolutely.
At least 25 people were killed and more than 60 others injured during Saturday morning terror attack in Ahvaz, capital of Khuzestan Province, in southwestern Iran.
“The terrorists disguised as the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basiji (volunteer) forces opened fire at the authorities and people from behind the stand during the parade,' Governor General of Khuzestan Gholam-Reza Shariati said earlier.
The self-proclaimed Saudi-affiliated Al-Ahwaz terrorist group claimed the responsibility for the attack.