The US ambassador to the UN has urged Iran to look in the mirror for the causes of an attack on a military parade that killed 25 on Saturday.Nikki Haley said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had oppressed his people for a long time.She was responding to Mr Rouhani's fierce criticism of the US, in which he blamed it for enabling the attack.Two separate groups have claimed they carried out the shooting, but neither has provided evidence. Four gunmen opened fire at Revolutionary Guard troops in the south-western city of Ahvaz on Saturday, killing 25 people including soldiers and civilians watching a commemorative parade.
One of the victims was a four-year-old girl.Who is blaming who?An anti-government Arab group - Ahvaz National Resistance - and the Islamic State (IS) group both claimed responsibility for the killings.And Mr Rouhani said the bully US, along with Gulf states it backed, had enabled the attack.But the US has denied responsibility and says it condemns any terrorist attack, while a senior official for the United Arab Emirates - one of the countries Mr Rouhani was thought to be referring to - called the accusations baseless.He's got the Iranian people protesting, every ounce of money that goes into Iran goes into his military, he has oppressed his people for a long time and he needs to look at his own base to figure out where that's coming from, Ms Haley told CNN.He can blame us all he wants. The thing he's got to do is look in the mirror.
Mr Rouhani will face Donald Trump at the UN General Assembly this week.Speaking on Sunday, before leaving for the UN in New York, Mr Rouhani vowed that Iran would not let this crime stand.It is absolutely clear to us who committed this crime and whom they are linked to, he said.He alleged that a Gulf country had supported the financial, weaponry and political needs of the attackers.He added: The small
The US ambassador to the UN dismisses claims Gulf states and the US enabled a deadly attack in Iran.
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