Who is the group behind the terror attack in Iran?

Thousands of people attended a mass funeral in Ahvaz for the victims of the attack

The former New York Mayor told an Iranian opposition group that USA sanctions on Iran are leading to economic pain that could lead to a "successful revolution".

Women in long black chadors held back tears while rhythmically striking their chests, a traditional way of showing grief.

The deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned U.S. and Israeli leaders on Monday to expect a "devastating" response from Tehran, accusing them of involvement in the attack in Ahvaz.

General Hossein Salami of the Revolutionary Guard vowed revenge against the "triangle" of the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

The acting commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said at the funeral that the Islamic Republic would "take revenge" against the US and some of its biggest regional allies over the violence.

Haley said Washington was trying to counter Iranian malign activities in the region as Tehran continued to test ballistic missiles, support terrorism and sell arms.

In the southwestern city of Ahvaz, thousands packed the streets to mourn the victims of Saturday's assault, many chanting "Death to Israel and America".

All four gunmen were killed.

"As you can see now, all of the people, whether they're Lor, Arab, Shushtari or Dezfuli, are all here today and all say death to the terrorists", he told AFP.

The intelligence minister, Mahmoud Alavi, said a large network of suspects had already been arrested in connection with the attack, the judiciary's news agency Mizan reported.

Mourners at a public funeral for those killed when gunman attacked a parade marking the anniversary of the start of the Iran Iraq war

The Ahvaz National Resistance has been in the headlines following the attack in Iran last week.

The attack was then claimed by another Ahvazi group, the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz, and the Islamic State group also claimed involvement.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday warned Iran against threatening the US with retaliation for a terror attack over the weekend that killed at least 25.

According to media reports, the Al-Ahvaziya group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

President Hassan Rouhani has accused an unnamed USA -allied regional country of supporting the attackers.

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".

"So the Iranian government's claims aren't necessarily unfounded". Among the dead were 12 members of the Guard. "The terrorists are a bunch of cowards".

Both Trump and Rouhani are attending this week's U.N. General Assembly in NY.

"Just look at the crowd, with no fear, people are gathered here to see their soldiers and martyrs off to heaven", said another Ahvaz resident, Ghaseem Farhani, a merchant.

Analysts said the violence has led to a boost in domestic support for the Guards which they could use to silence their critics, who include pragmatic President Hassan Rouhani.




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