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Iran nabs Saudi-sent terrorists: Senior official

24 May 2016 7:40


Iran has apprehended a number of terrorists tasked by Saudi Arabia with carrying out bombings inside the Islamic Republic, says a senior Iranian official.

Mohsen Rezaei, the secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, made the announcement in the western Iranian city of Khorramabad on Monday.

“The Saudis opened a consulate in Iraq’s Arbil and had a number of terrorist groups enter into Iran to carry out explosions; they all have been arrested,” he said, referring to the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan.

“The Foreign Ministry should circulate the documents and evidence pertaining to these groups throughout the world so that at least Muslim countries get to know that Saudis maniacally disturb the region’s calm and secure scene and pursue terror acts.”

He also advised that Iranian authorities stop exercising patience with Riyadh, and act against its acts of instigation.

On Sunday, it was reported that Iran had captured two Daeshis in the country’s western province of Hamadan which borders the Iranian provinces of Kurdistan and Kermanshah near Iraq.

The province’s intelligence director general said the two, both Iranian nationals with links to Daesh, had been caught during two separate intelligence operations while they were en route to Tehran.

Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi announced on Friday that Iran had dismantled more than 20 terrorist groups that had planned to detonate bombs and cause insecurity across the country during the last Persian year which ended on March 19).

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