Official: Iran nation to give crushing response to enemies
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, Sept 22, IRNA -- Senior Advisor to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said on Saturday that Iranian nation and the country's armed forces are to give a crushing response to the enemies' atrocities.
Speaking to reporters, he strongly warned terrorists to avoid seeking any prestige through such dastardly and inhumane behaviors.
The Islamic Republic of Iran sells all types of military weapons to Iraq as the country's military industry is so powerful to export millions of dollars of military apparatus to other countries, Rahim Safavi said.
Some 20 million of Basiji (voluntary) forces can be equipped with the required weaponry instantly and the figure has nothing to do with those of the Army and the IRGC, he added.
The terror attack took place during the parade of military units which was held on the occasion of the beginning of the Sacred Defense Week; a nationwide ceremony to mark the anniversary of Iraq's eight years of imposed war against Iran under the country's former dictator Saddam.
Disguised as the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basiji (volunteer) forces, the terrorists opened fire at the authorities and people from behind the stand during the parade.
"None of the authorities were injured in the incident due to the fast reaction of the security forces,' Governor of Khuzestan Gholam-Reza Shariati told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) after the attack.
The terrorist team was dismantled; two of them were killed and two others were arrested. One of the detained terrorists has been injured.
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