BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The attack on an Iranian military parade in Ahvaz on Saturday was backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated in Tehran on Monday.
“What has been reported to me until today indicates that it was an act by those who are saved by the Americans wherever they are trapped in Syria and Iraq. It is their job, those whose hand is in the pockets of the Saudis and the [United] Arab Emirates” Khamenei said.
On Saturday, at least 25 were killed and another 60 injured, after gunmen opened fire from behind the stands of a military parade in Ahvaz commemorating the 38th anniversary of the onset of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war.
Eight members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard were among those killed, according to reports.
Both the separatist Al-Ahvaziya armed group and the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.
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