Iranian security forces identified and disbanded a terrorist cell affiliated to the foreign spy agencies, the intelligence ministry announced in a statement on Wednesday.
The security and intelligence forces dismantled the terrorist team in an operation while it was attempting to carry out acts of sabotage and terrorist attacks against Iran’s vital and sensitive centers, the statement said.
It added that more information about the terrorist team will be provided to people in the near future.
In a relevant development in July, the Iranian security forces had also dismantled a terrorist group affiliated to the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, and captured its members.
“A network of agents of the Zionist regime (Mossad) has been dismantled and captured along with a large shipment of weapons and ammunition after arriving at the western border posts of the country,” the director-general of the Intelligence Ministry for Counter-Espionage Operation said.
Mossad operatives intended to use the equipment during riots in cities and towns and for assassination operations, he said, adding that during the presidential elections, the Zionist regime had also intended to carry out acts of sabotage in different parts of the country on several occasions, but it failed and the “terrorist Mossad” was given a heavy blow in the region.
“The seized weapons include pistols, grenades, Winchester shotguns, Kalashnikov assault rifles and bullets, some of which, like shotguns and grenades, are used to turn the protests into riots,” the official said.