Iran foils major terror plot by Al-Qaeda

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Iran foils major terror plot by Al-Qaeda

AlMasdarNews reports: The Iranian security forces unearthed a 40 meter long tunnel in the Sistan Province on Wednesday, foiling a major terror plot by Ansar Al-Furqan (Al-Qaeda affiliate).

Iranian Interior Minister, Abdul-Reza Rahmani Fazli, stated on Thursday that this secret tunnel was discovered by security forces and that almost 40 suspects have been apprehended.

The discovery of this tunnel comes just 24 hours after Iranian security forces destroyed an Ansar Al-Furqan sleeper cell inside the Baluchistan Province near the Pakistan border.

In addition to the threat in the east, the Iranian security forces are currently involved in a heated battle with Kurdish militias (specifically the PJAK) inside the Kurdistan Province of west Iran.

For the most part, the Iranian security forces were able to repel all infiltration attempts by the Kurdish groups; however, the large presence of PJAK fighters on the Iraqi and Turkish borders has created a significant need for manpower to combat the Kurdish militants.

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  • Saudileaks 29: Docs Unveil Riyadh’s Intention to Strike at Iran’s National Security

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The documents released by the Yemen Cyber Army after it hacked the Saudi Foreign Ministry in May showed that former Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal in a letter to Chief of the Royal Court Khalid al-Tuwaijri has proposed adoption of a plan to harm Iran’s national security.
    The Saudi Foreign Ministry was hacked by the Yemen Cyber Army in May, and a copy of its information was sent to FNA and another one to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks.

    In the letter, Faisal mentions an article in a Persian-language daily, Keyhan, that has covered the Saudi rulers’ cruelty against its population and the existence of several torture and interrogation centers in Saudi Arabia.

    Then the former minister proposes different means and methods to stir unrest in Iran with the help of opposition forces, social media, newspapers, magazines and websites.

    The former Saudi foreign minister says he has received a letter from the Saudi embassy in Tehran that has offered 7 ways to foment unrest in Iran and damage the country’s national security.

    The 7 ways are as follows:

    1. Launching propaganda campaign on events happening in Iran,
    2. Shifting media focus on Iran’s role in Arab states,
    3. Establishing TV channels, in addition to the present Saudi media outlets, and inviting experts for negative campaign against Iran,
    4. Setting up Persian-language analysis and news networks,
    5. Using Salafi TV and Radio networks and sending religious missionaries to Iran,
    6. Preparing and briefing Saudi pilgrims on how to influence Iranians,
    7. Receiving aid from Iranian dissidents to gain intelligence from inside Iran and using them to fight against Iran’s political system and movements in the region.

    At the end of the letter, Faisal writes that proposal number five is not possible at present, given Iran’s high intelligence superiority over its internal affairs.

    He also says that with regard to proposal number 6, care should be taken in order not to inspire anyone with the idea that the Hajj rituals are turning political.

    And on using Iranian dissidents, he says, the Saudi spy agency should decide.

    SOURCE:
    http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940416000422

  • wimroffel

    Interestingly enough the US is now accusing Iran with ties with ISIS:

    https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0523.aspx
    Treasury Designates Three Senior Al-Qaida Members
    20 july 2016: Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury took action to disrupt the operations, fundraising, and support networks that help al-Qaida move money and operatives from South Asia and across the Middle East by imposing sanctions on three al-Qaida senior members located in Iran. Specifically, Treasury designated Faisal Jassim Mohammed Al-Amri Al-Khalidi (Al-Khalidi), Yisra Muhammad Ibrahim Bayumi (Bayumi), and Abu Bakr Muhammad Muhammad Ghumayn (Ghumayn) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 for acting for or on behalf of al-Qaida. Al-Qaida is listed in the annex to E.O. 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.