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Iran urged to take legal action against Rigi sponsors

Iranian lawmakers have called for legal action against countries revealed to be sponsoring terrorism in Iran by channeling support to extremist groups such as Jundallah.

In a parliamentary session on Sunday, the lawmakers urged the Foreign Ministry to file a complaint before various international courts and human rights organizations, condemning Western countries for the support they have extended to Jundallah.

“Of course these countries [which allegedly cultivate terrorism in Iran] have penetrated nearly every influential body in the word, but this should not stop us from making lodging a complaint at an international level,” said Kazem Jalali, Rapporteur of Iran’s Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission.

After five months of tireless efforts, Iranian security officials managed to track down Abdolmalek Rigi, the leader of the Pakistan-based Jundallah terrorist organization, while he was onboard a flight from Dubai to Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday.

Iran’s Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi said Rigi was at a US base in Afghanistan 24 hours before his arrest and was carrying a forged Afghan passport issued by the US at the time of his capture.

In a televised statement broadcast on Press TV on Thursday, Rigi confirmed that the US administration had promised to provide him with unlimited military aid and funding for his terrorist activities against the Iranian government.

“They said they would cooperate with us and will give me military equipment, arms and machine guns. They also promised to give us a base along the border with Afghanistan next to Iran,” said the 31-year-old terror leader.

“They [were] prepared to give [us] training and/or any assistance that [we] would require, in terms of telecommunications security and procedures as well as other support, the Americans said they would be willing to provide it at an extensive level,” he added.

The US, along with a number of European countries, have however denied supporting Rigi and financing the many acts of terrorism he committed against Iranians over the past years.

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