Iranian President blames U.S for attack on military guards

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Iran President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said the United States wants to create insecurity in the Islamic Republic.

He said this a day after an attack on a military parade that killed 12 members of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards on Saturday

Speaking before leaving Tehran to attend the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Rouhani accused U.S.-backed Gulf Arab states of providing financial and military support for anti-government ethnic Arab groups.

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

The attack, which killed 25 people, was one of the worst ever against the Guards.

Iran’s answer (to this attack) is forthcoming within the framework of law and our national interests,” said Rouhani, adding that the United States will regret its “aggressiveness”.