Putin expressed condolences in connection with the attack at a military parade in Iran

© AFP 2018 / Alireza MohammadiТеракт at a military parade in Iran. 22 Sep 2018Putin expressed condolences in connection with the attack at a military parade in Iran© AFP 2018 / Alireza Mohammadi

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to President of Iran Hassan Rouhani in connection with the attack at a military parade in Iran, and reiterated Russia’s readiness to increase cooperation between countries to combat terrorism, the corresponding telegram published on the Kremlin website.

A terrorist attack in the Iranian city of Ahvaz took place on Saturday morning during the military parade. As reported by IRNA, the responsibility for the attack claimed by group with links to Saudi Arabia. As reported by the Press TV channel, the number of victims of the terrorist attack at a military parade in Iran has risen to 24.

In addition, Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said earlier that the responsibility for the attack lies on «regional sponsors of terrorism and their American instructors».

«Mr President, please accept my deep condolences in connection with the tragic consequences of the terrorist attacks in Ahwaz. Outraged by this bloody crime. We expect that all the people involved will be punished. The incident once again reiterates the need for an uncompromising fight against terrorism in all its manifestations. Would like to reaffirm the readiness for further expanding cooperation with Iranian partners to fight this evil,» — the telegram says.

The Russian President also asked to convey words of sincere sympathy to the families and friends of those killed and wishes a speedy recovery to all the wounded.

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