Shamkhani Highlights Iran’s Success at Curbing Takfiris

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani has highlighted the country’s effective battle against Takfiri terrorism that has engulfed the region, a lawmaker said.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Shahbaz Hassanpour Biglari quoted Shamkhani as saying at a closed-door session of the parliament on Tuesday morning that Iran is the only country capable of reining in Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group outside the country’s borders.

Rear Admiral Shamkhani also noted that Iranian security forces managed to thwart plots by the Takfiri groups and the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) to carry out attacks in Iran in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the lawmaker added.

On June 20, the Intelligence Ministry announced in a statement that its agents thwarted a major plot by the Takfiri-Wahhabi groups for a series of bombing raids across the country during religious events in the holy month of Ramadan.

A few days later, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi said a series of operations to arrest the terrorists had begun on June 14 and continued until June 20.

According to the minister, 10 Takfiri-Wahhabi terrorists were arrested in Tehran and three border and central provinces of the country, saying they had masterminded different operations including planting bombs, detonation of remote control bombs, suicide attacks, and blowing up explosive-laden vehicles.

The terrorists wanted to carry out bombing raids in crowded locations, and had located 50 targets, the minister explained, saying they had even prepared the explosive material for some of the attacks and were preparing or receiving some for the others.

Alawi said 100 kilograms of explosive material -ready for blast- and precursor chemical compounds were confiscated in the operations, while the intelligence activities blocked the delivery of 2 tons of explosive materials to the terrorists.

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