Iran vows REVENGE against USA and Israel over deadly military parade attack

Secretary of Defense James Mattis addresses National Guard leaders at the National Guard Association of the United States 140th General Conference New Orleans Louisiana Aug. 25 2018

Iran has criticized the Netherlands, Denmark and Britain for hosting "members of the terrorist group" which it says carried out Saturday's shooting at a military parade in the south of the country.

U.S. and Iranian officials have become locked in a war of words over an attack on a military parade in Iran on Saturday that killed at least 25 people and injured more than 60 others.

Ahvaz National Resistance, an Iranian ethnic Arab opposition movement, and the Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack.

The U.S. government strongly condemned the attack and expressed its sympathy, saying that "the United States condemns all acts of terrorism and the loss of any innocent lives".

"You have seen our revenge before ...

We stand with the Iranian people against the scourge of radical Islamic terrorism and express our sympathy to them at this bad time".

A general view shows an attack on a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, in this September 22, 2018 photo by ISNA.

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards vowed to exact "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for the attack.

Officials and an eyewitness said the four gunmen who carried out the attack were clad in Iranian military uniforms and had sprayed the crowd with gunfire using weapons they had stashed in a nearby park.

He also said US sanctions against Iran were illegal and President Donald Trump was using them as a tool for "personal revenge".

Salami was speaking during a live broadcast ahead of the funerals of some of those killed Saturday when gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual military parade marking the anniversary of the start of its 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

The competing claims and blame have only clouded understanding of who was responsible for the attack but Iran's anger at the U.S. has come after long-term American support for anti-government groups has shifted towards more open hostility, with members of Donald Trump's administration supporting regime change. Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned Western diplomats, accusing them of allegedly providing havens for the Arab separatists behind the attacks.

The accusation will nearly certainly antagonise Iran's regional foe Saudi Arabia. Iranian leaders blamed the USA and Israel and threatened retaliation.

"The official incitement against the UAE by Iranian officials is regrettable... it is clear that Tehran's accusations are unfounded", Gargash said on Sunday on his Twitter account, Xinhua news agency reported.

The senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Brig.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, meanwhile, ordered the country's security forces to identify those behind the attack, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency, and warned of an aggressive response. It answers to Ayatollah Khamenei and has an estimated 125,000-strong military with army, navy and air units.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tiger Woods ‘proud’ of season as he eyes $10M FedEx Cup bonus
Sep 25, 2018 - 02:33
On the 590-yard par-5 18th hole, DeChambeau reached the green in 3 and sunk a 5-foot putt for birdie. Another tournament, another share of the first-round lead for Tiger Woods .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iran says oil to rise as Saudi, Russia do 'little and late'
Sep 24, 2018 - 20:55
Crude oil price curves are now in backwardation, with front-month contracts more expensive that later-dated futures. Mr Trump called on the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) to lower prices .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rod Rosenstein talked about secretly recording Trump in midst of chaos
Sep 24, 2018 - 20:43
US President Donald Trump campaigns in Missouri on Friday, promising to root out the "stench at the Justice Department". The Times also said Rosenstein raised the idea of using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump as unfit for office.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sarri: I don’t know why West Ham lost four matches
Sep 24, 2018 - 19:32
That's why I was a bit frustrated and disappointed to be substituted, but the coach made his choice and you have to respect it. West Ham have improved in recent weeks, after picking up four points from their last two games.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly resigns
Sep 24, 2018 - 19:15
But let me clear about this: Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment". Either way, Rosenstein is out of a job, which could jeopardise the Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Oil steady as Trump tweet slows surge upwards
Sep 23, 2018 - 18:59
The VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (NYSEAMERICAN: OIH) traded up about 1.7% to $24.81, in a 52-week range of $22.73 to $29.87. A year ago at this time, a gallon of regular gasoline cost $2.615 on average in the United States.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Walmart warns Trump that new China tariffs could mean price hikes
Sep 23, 2018 - 18:26
Opto Electrical Lighting Co. dispatched a batch of auto lights by sea to Los Angeles in late August, earlier than planned. The massive tariffs are raising costs - and uncertainty - for companies that rely on China for materials and components.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lichtsteiner ‘hungry’ to return Arsenal to Champions League
Sep 23, 2018 - 17:52
Instead, they will be playing in the Europa League , starting on Thursday night against PAOK in Greece. The coach has already admitted that Bernd Leno will get his debut tonight.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Relatives of Iowa man charged in golfer’s death ‘devastated’
Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08
Arozamena was going to be on the field at halftime of Saturday's game to be honored as Iowa State's female athlete of the year. It was just a month later Richards found himself in front of judge again for stealing a auto . "And he came across my girl".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hollande fuels Rafale scam; Modi under pressure to quit
Sep 23, 2018 - 14:42
He pointed out that Hollannde who is not in office any longer was under no serious political compulsion to make the remarks. You betrayed India's soul". "He has dishonoured the blood of our soldiers", Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal's arrest soon?
Sep 23, 2018 - 09:04
The nun with the Missionaries of Jesus order filed a police complaint in June accusing the bishop of raping her from 2014 to 2016. Agitations have been on for days, after there was a delay in the Kerala Police acting on the complaint.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Joshua overpowers Povetkin to retain world heavyweight titles
Sep 23, 2018 - 06:36
I'm going to put a poll out on Twitter. "We will go away now and try and make a fight with Wilder", Hearn said. In terms of April, if we want the fight to happen then, Wilder must win.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hunt for shark after two attacks
Sep 22, 2018 - 16:28
WHEN Bobby Macdonald responded to a mayday call late yesterday afternoon, he did not expect to be faced with a shark attack. A rescue helicopter which scrambled to pick her up was just 15 minutes away from the scene due to an earlier operation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pakistan PM Imran Khan 'disappointed' by India's 'arrogant' response
Sep 22, 2018 - 16:18
He had said Pakistan sincerely wants resolution of all outstanding issues, including Kashmir, with India through negotiations. And on Friday 3 policemen were found dead after being abducted in Indian-administered Kashmir .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Huawei trolls Apple by giving out free powerbanks at iPhone launch
Sep 22, 2018 - 15:58
That particularly location is Apple's first store in Southeast Asia, which opened for business around a year and a half ago. The iPhone XS and XS Max are among the most expensive smartphones you can buy, pricier than many laptops and televisions.