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Intelligence minister: Iran arrests 8 terrorists

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 11, IRNA -- Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi announced that a sum of eight terrorists have been arrested in connection to plotting to carry out terrorist attacks during the ceremonies marking the 38th anniversary of the victory of 1979 Islamic Revolution.

"Eight people all of them non-Iranians who were the main core of the conspiracy were arrested for trying disrupt the security of celebrations marking the anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution," Alavi told reporters on Saturday.

He noted that during the operation which lasted nearly one week, a secret network of terrorists were identified near Tehran as well as some western and eastern provinces, adding, "Eight terrorists were arrested and all of the arrested people are non-Iranians and some of them were linked to the leaders of Takfiri groups who have recently been killed."

In relevant remarks on Friday, Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri disclosed that the country's security forces have arrested several terrorists affiliated to the Daesh (ISIS terrorist group) near the capital city of Tehran.

'These individuals sought to carry out their plots during the ceremonies marking the 38th anniversary of the victory of 1979 in Tehran," Montazeri said.

He reiterated that as per the intelligence obtained the Daesh terrorist group has had plans to conduct terrorist attacks inside Iran.

Montazeri said that further information on the plots of the nabbed Daesh operatives would be revealed to the Iranian nation within the next few days.

He underlined that if the resistance front, supported by Iran, had not stood up against terrorists, Daesh would have reached the country's borders.

'Know that if you do not slap the enemy in the face outside the country and outside the borders, it will arrive at your gates," Montazeri added.


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