September 22, 2018 / 10:27 AM / a month ago

Russia tells Iran it's ready to boost fight against terrorism after attack: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to Iran’s president on Saturday after an attack on an Iranian military parade, saying Moscow was ready to boost joint efforts in the fight against terrorism, RIA news quoted the Kremlin as saying.

The Russian flag flies over the Embassy of Russia in Washington, U.S., August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Gunmen fired on a viewing stand at the parade in southwest Iran on Saturday and killed 24 people, half of them members of the Revolutionary Guards, state news agencies reported, in one of the worst attacks ever on the elite force.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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