Alwaght- Iran successfully thwarted 30 terror bombing plots in the country over the last one year, the country’s intelligence minister has announced.
Speaking on Friday, Mahmoud Alavi noted that the foiling of the plots points to the efficiency of the country’s counter-terrorism operations.
He pointed that terrorists were stopped in joint operations by Iran's intelligence and security forces adding that out of the 30 plots foiled, only four were made public.
Minister Alavi referred to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s remarks at the beginning of Iranian New Year (on March 21, 2017) in which he reiterated the importance of sustainable security adding that the message boosted the Intelligence Ministry’s resolve to serve the nation.
While, most west Asian countries are facing bombings, terror and insecurity, Iranian people enjoy sustainable security, he stressed.
Thanks to the alertness of Iranian intelligence forces, “there is no such [security] challenge as assassination, explosion, and bombing in the country,” Alavi said.
According to Iranian military and intelligence officials, ISIS terrorists have made numerous attempts to carry out operations inside Iran at crowded events including the Tehran weekly Friday Prayers, Ashura mourning ceremonies, Month of Ramadan night of Qadr prayers and the recent annual February 10 Islamic Revolution anniversary rallies.
Iran's Prosecutor General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri announced that a number of militants affiliated to ISIS terrorist group, who had planned to sabotage rallies marking this year’s anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, were arrested near the capital.
On July 4, 2016, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry released a video surveillance footage of a number of ISIS terrorists who were arrested in Tehran before carrying out a series of planned bombing raids.