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Iranians determined to defend their country

Moscow, Iranian people are determined to defend their territory and security, Iran envoy to Russia said.

Mehdi Sanaei made the remarks Monday in a Twitter message while reacting to recent terror attack in southwestern Iran.

Definitely 38 after Saddam's aggression on Iran, terrorists attacked military parade and bystanders among them children and women.

He urged the organizers of the attack to be aware of the fact that Iranians are determined to defend their country.

At least 25 people were killed and more than 60 others were injured during Saturday morning terror attack in Ahvaz, capital of Khuzestan Province, in southwestern Iran.

'The terrorists disguised as the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basiji (volunteer) forces opened fire at the authorities and people from behind the stand during the parade,' Governor of Khuzestan Gholam-Reza Shariati said earlier.

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

Officials of Pakistan, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, United States, United Kingdom, France, Turkey, Syria, Russia, Armenia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Mexico, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Indonesia, the Philippines together with German envoy to Tehran and UN secretary General have so far condemned the attack.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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