Iran accuses Saudi Arabia, the UAE, US, Israel of involvement in attack

The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards accused U.S. and Israeli leaders of being involved in a weekend attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz that killed 25 people and warned they should expect a “devastating” response from Tehran.

The casualties of the attack on the military parade in Ahvaz included 12 members of the Revolutionary Guard.

Hossein Salami’s remarks on September 24 come at the start of the week U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to chair a United Nations (UN) Security Council meeting where he will single out Iran for “violations of international law”.

Later, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei also accused Saudi Arabia and the UAE for funding (CNN) the attacks.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to talk about the growing threats of populism, climate change, and unilateralism at the start of the annual meeting.

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