Iran vows to fight terrorism as 22 are arrested over parade attack

Iran vows to fight terrorism as 22 are arrested over parade attack
By Mark Armstrong
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Iran's president pledges to fight terrorism after at least 25 people were killed when gunmen opened fire at a military parade


Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has announced his nation's resolution to fight against all forms of terrorism. His comments follow last weekend's attack targeting a military parade that killed at least 25 people. Rouhani was speaking at the annual session of the UN's General Assembly in New York:

"Iran remains firm in its intention and warmly shakes the hands of all pro-peace and pro-tolerance leaders. The remedy for racism, xenophobia, violence, and hate must be solved through dialogue, tolerance, and democracy."

Meanwhile, in the southwestern city of Ahvaz the funerals of some of the victims have taken place. Iran's intelligence ministry has reportedly said 22 people have been arrested in connection with the gun attack on the military parade.

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