Iran: Arab militants pledge to renew fight against regime
Iran's Revolutionary Guards have been under attack from armed members of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Al-Ahwaz (ASMLA), according to a statement by the separatist group.
Anti-government demonstrations have erupted in and around Ahwaz following the fradulent re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In the turmoil, Arab militants have fired on the security services. A number of armed separatist groups have operated in Arab areas which they claim are under Iranian occupation. Some of the groups have been short-lived, but ASMLA has previously claimed responsibility for major bomb attacks in Ahwaz City, including a June 2005 car bomb attack on the offices of the provincial government.
The Iranian regime has previously accused the US, the UK and Israel of supporting Ahwazi Arab separatist groups, but has failed to provide any proof to back up its assertions.