[Marxism] Fw: Terror network busted in Iran

Richard Menec menecraj at shaw.ca
Mon May 19 22:21:23 MDT 2008

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News Code : TTime- 168823 Print Date : Sunday, May 18, 2008

Iran busts CIA terror network

Tehran Times Political Desk

TEHRAN - The Intelligence Ministry on Saturday released details of the 
detection and dismantling of a terrorist network affiliated to the United 

In a coordinated operation on May 7, Iranian intelligence agents arrested 
the terrorist network's members, who were identified in Fars, Khuzestan, 
Gilan, West Azerbaijan, and Tehran provinces, the Intelligence Ministry 
announcement said.

The group's plans were devised in the U.S., according to the announcement, 
which added that they had planned to carry out a number of acts such as 
bombing scientific, educational, and religious centers, shooting people, and 
making public places in various cities insecure.

One of the terrorists was killed in the operation, but the rest are in 
detention, the Intelligence Ministry said, adding that the group's main 
objective was to create fear among the people.

The United States Central Intelligence Agency comprehensively supported the 
terrorist group by arming it, training its members, and sponsoring its 
inhumane activities in Iran, the Intelligence Ministry stated.

The terrorists had maps, films, pictures, and sketches of important and 
sensitive sites in various cities in their possession when they were 

They also had a large number of weapons and ammunition and a great deal of 
highly explosive chemicals and cyanide.

The blast at a religious center in Shiraz last month was carried out by this 
group, and it also had plans to carry out similar attacks on the Tehran 
International Book Fair, the Russian Consulate in Gilan Province, oil 
pipelines in southern Iran, and other targets, the communiqué stated.

Thirteen people were killed and over 190 others wounded in a bombing carried 
out on April 12 at the Rahpuyan-e Vessal religious center, which is part of 
the Seyyed-ul-Shohada Mosque complex, located in a residential area of 

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