IRGC Deputy Head Vows ‘Devastating’ Response to US, Israel After Parade Attack

© AP Photo / ISNA, Behrad GhasemiIranian armed forces members and civilians take shelter in a shooting during a military parade marking the 38th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran
Iranian armed forces members and civilians take shelter in a shooting during a military parade marking the 38th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran - Sputnik International
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Hossein Salami, a deputy head of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has commented on the attack on a military parade in southern Iran on Saturday, which claimed the lives of 25 people, including 12 members of the IRGC, and left 53 injured.

In a televised speech on Monday before the funeral of the victims in Ahvaz, Salami blasted the United States and Israel over the deadly attack.

"You have seen our revenge before… You will see that our response will be crushing and devastating and you will regret what you have done," Hossein Salami said.

Iran's intelligence minister said a "large" network of suspects have been arrested in relation to the attack on the military parade, according to Mizan News Agency.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards reportedly promised "deadly and unforgettable" retaliation against attackers at a military parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz on September 23.

READ MORE: Iran's Foreign Ministry Summons UAE Envoy Over Parade Attack Comments

On Saturday, armed terrorists opened fire at a military parade, leaving at least 28 people dead and injuring another 60, according to media reports.

Following the incident, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused the US-backed states of the region of being responsible for the terrorist attack.

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