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Officials: Operations of Over 10 Terrorist Groups Defused in Iran

18 January 2016 22:54


Rapporteur of the Iranian Parliament’s Presiding Board Abdolreza Mesri announced that the country’s intelligence and security forces have thwarted plots of over 10 terrorist groups in different parts of Iran.

“In today’s closed door session of the parliament, the intelligence minister (Seyed Mahmoud Alavi) presented a very comprehensive and detailed report,” Mesri told reporters in Tehran on Monday.

“Today, we are witnessing that over 10 terrorist groups are active against Iran and all of their operations have been foiled in the country,” he quoted Alavi as saying.

According to Mesri, the intelligence minister also informed the Iranian parliamentarians that certain reactionary regional states support the Takfiri groups militarily and financially, whose main goal, he said, is stirring insecurity in Iran

But, he stressed, all their plots have been defused, the terrorists have been captured and a large number of weapons have been seized from them.

In relevant remarks last month, Commander of Iran’s Law Enforcement Police Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari said his forces had foiled plans by Takfiri terrorists and anti-revolutionaries to stir insecurity in the Eastern parts of the country.

“The Takfiri and anti-revolutionary groups’ moves in Eastern Iran were defused,” Ashtari said.

“There were some terrorist moves along some of our borders, which were all defused by our border guards vigilantly,” he added.

The police chief declined to reveal any further detail.

Also, in November, Iranian Border Guards Commander Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee stressed that his forces are fully prepared to counter any possible threat of terrorist groups.

“Iran has 8,755 kilometers common borders with 15 countries and is fully ready to confront insecurity on the borders,” Rezayee said, “No one can threat Iranians’ solidarity and unity.”

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