22 September 2018 - 12:48
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FM Zarif vows decisive response to SW Iran terror attack

Tehran, Sept 22, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message on Saturday promised swift and decisive response to recent terror attack in southwestern Iran.

'Terrorists recruited, trained, armed & paid by a foreign regime have attacked Ahvaz. Children and journos among casualties. Iran holds regional terror sponsors and their US masters accountable for such attacks. Iran will respond swiftly and decisively in defense of Iranian lives,' Zarif tweeted on Saturday.

Members of the Al-Ahwaz group, a self-prolaimed terrorist group affiliated to Saudi Arabia, opened fire on people and officials who were watching the march of military units marking the beginning of the Sacred Defense Week in this provincial capital city in Khuzestan Province, southwestern Iran.

The attack has so far claimed the lives of 10 people and injured more than 20 others.

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