The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)’s designated Emir (ringleader) for Iran and several of his aides were arrested by security bodies.
Iran’s Jomhouri Islami newspaper quoted Hadana news website as reporting that the ISIL Amir was selected by the key ringleaders of the terrorist group to recruit forces in Iran.
The report did not say if the ISIL Emir and his aides had been able to sneak into Iran or arrested abroad. Neither did it mention the security bodies of which country have made the arrest.
Several research works and polls recently conducted by a security body in Iran have shown that the Sunnis in Iran are not interested in membership in the ISIL and the security services completely control the situation.
Iranian Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie had announced earlier that security forces had arrested a number of Takfiri terrorists who were trying to sneak into the country.
“The necessary orders have been given to the security bodies to prevent these people’s (Takfiris’) infiltration into the country and a number of them have, of course, been arrested for the same charge,” Ejeie told reporters in his weekly press conference in Tehran in early May.
Iran’s Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani had warned the country’s security and intelligence forces in January to safeguard the country’s borders against the possible penetration attempts by Takfiri groups.
“The Takfiri and Salafi streams are not at all related to Islam or our Sunni brothers’ beliefs, but they are a cult which have been created by the West to weaken the Islamic societies,” Larijani said, addressing a number of Judiciary officials.
“We ask the intelligence ministry and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) to keep vigilant against the danger of the infiltration of Takfiri streams into the country and never think that the Takfiri viewpoints are related to the different thinking of Islamic sects; rather they should encounter them in a manner appropriate to the anti-security nature of the streams,” he added.