After military parade attack, Rouhani says Iran ready to confront US

DUBAI: President Hassan Rouhani mentioned on Sunday Iran was ready to confront the United States and its Gulf Arab allies, a day after an assault on an Iranian army parade killed 25 folks, including 12 participants of the elite Revolutionary Guards.

Speaking sooner than leaving Tehran to wait the annual UN General Assembly in New York, Rouhani accused US-backed Gulf Arab states of offering monetary and military reinforce for anti-government ethnic Arab groups in Iran.

"America is acting like a bully towards the rest of the world...and thinks it can act based on brute force," mentioned Rouhani, who engineered Iran's 2015 nuclear deal that ushered in a cautious detente with Washington sooner than tensions flared anew with President Donald Trump's choice to surrender the accord.

"But our people will resist and the government is ready to confront America. We will overcome this situation (sanctions) and America will regret choosing the wrong path."

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Sunday summoned the United Arab Emirates' rate d'affaires over feedback made concerning the bloodshed within the southwestern city of Ahvaz.

State-run PressTV mentioned the motion was taken over feedback by way of an unnamed UAE legitimate, with out giving details.

The Gulf Arab state of Qatar, which is at odds with US allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE, condemned the assault on the army parade, which wounded at least 70 folks.

Gunmen fired on a viewing stand the place Iranian officials had gathered to look at an annual match marking the start of the Islamic Republic's 1980-88 warfare with Iraq. Soldiers crawled as gunfire crackled. Women and children fled for their lives.

It was one of the crucial worst ever attacks towards the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp, the sword and shield of Shi'ite clerical rule in Iran since its 1979 Islamic Revolution.

It answers to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and runs its own trade empire in Iran, a significant oil producer which has been somewhat solid when put next with Arab states that experience grappled with unrest since uprisings in 2011.

Since pulling out of the massive powers' nuclear pact with Iran in May, Trump has reimposed US sanctions intended to isolate Tehran and power it to barter tougher curbs on its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. Iran has dominated this out.

"Unreal fantasies"

"America wants to cause chaos and unrest in our country so that it can return to this country, but these are unreal fantasies and they will never achieve their goals," mentioned Rouhani.

Shia Iran is at odds with Western-allied Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia for predominance within the Middle East.

The regional powers again opposing sides within the conflicts in Yemen and Syria as well as rival political groups in Iraq and Lebanon, with the Guards defending Iranian interests.

"The small puppet countries in the region are backed by America, and the United States is provoking them and giving them the necessary capabilities," mentioned Rouhani.

There was no speedy remark from Saudi Arabia on Rouhani's allegations. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates say that Iran poses a safety risk to the Middle East and tries to dominate the region.

Iran denies the accusations and requires regional states to guarantee the oil-producing region's security with out the interference of the United States and other Western powers.

"Iran's answer (to this attack) is forthcoming within the framework of law and our national interests," mentioned Rouhani, including that the United States would feel sorry about its "aggressiveness".


An Iranian ethnic Arab opposition movement called the Ahvaz National Resistance, which seeks a separate state in oil-rich Khuzestan province, claimed duty for the assault.


"The Persian Gulf states are providing monetary, military and political support for these groups," mentioned Rouhani.


Islamic State militants also claimed duty. Neither claim supplied proof. All four attackers were killed.


"Hopefully we will overcome these sanctions with the least possible costs and make America regret its aggressiveness towards other countries, and particularly Iran," mentioned Rouhani.
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