Today, Iran Declares a National Day of Mourning

On Monday thousands of people packed the streets of the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz to mourn the victims of an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 members of the elite Revolutionary Guards.

Saturday’s assault, one of the worst against the most powerful military force of the Islamic Republic, struck a blow at its security establishment at a time when the United States and its Gulf allies are working to isolate Tehran.

On Monday Iran has declared a national day of mourning. Public offices, banks, schools and universities will be closed in Khuzestan province.

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