[Marxism] Fw: Terror network busted in Iran
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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
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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