Sep 25, 2018, 8:09 AM
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Rouhani rejects US allegations on Ahvaz terror attack

Tehran, Sept 25, IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message reminded US of 9/11 attack, rejecting their claims on Ahvaz terror act.

'A US official has recently said terrible things about Ahvaz terrorist attack and held Iranian gov. responsible for that attack! What would Americans think if we were to say such a thing about the 9/11 terrorist attacks?,' Rouhani tweeted on Tuesday.

At least 25 people were killed and more than 60 others injured during Saturday morning terror attack in Ahvaz which took place during a military parade held to mark the 38th anniversary of an eight-year imposed war against Iran.

The self-proclaimed Saudi-affiliated Al-Ahwazieh terrorist group claimed the responsibility for the attack.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a message to the bereaved families of the martyrs of the terrorist attack urged intelligence forces to track down and prosecute the culprits.

Also Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message on Saturday promised swift and decisive response to the terrorist attack.

'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.

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