After staying silent for hours following Saturday morning's terrorist attack in Ahvaz, Iran, the US State Department and administration officials have finally issued statements on the tragedy. <em>“We stand with the Iranian people against the scourge of radical Islamic terrorism and express our sympathy to them at this terrible time,”</em> the State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement. National Security Council spokesman Garrett Marquis also issued a brief statement, noting that the US stands with the Iranian people and<em> “encourages the regime in Tehran to focus on keeping them safe at home.”</em> The muted response from US officials came after Iran's leader accused the United States' <em>“puppets”</em> of complicity in the attack. At least 25 people were killed and more than 60 others injured when gunmen attacked a military parade in the southwest of the country. All four attackers were neutralized during the massacre.