Intelligence forces foil plot to set up terrorist groups in Iran

Abu Hafs

A person named ‘Abu Hafs’ entered Iran some time ago to create terrorist groups inside the country, the intelligence minister said.

Iran’s security forces have thwarted a plot to foment insecurity in the country by a man who entered Iran with the aim of creating terrorist groups, Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alawi said on Monday.

“A person named ‘Abu Hafs’ entered Iran some time ago to create terrorist groups inside the country,” Alawi said, adding that the intelligence forces have been able to foil the plot.

He also noted that the security forces have arrested “different terrorist groups that have been sent by enemies for acts of sabotage and bombing in the country’s sensitive locations.”

The minister underscored that Iran’s intelligence and security system “has no void”, giving assurances that any person involved in terrorist activities anywhere in the country will be identified and arrested.

Last week, Alawi announced that security forces have identified and captured all teams with links to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group inside the country.

“Their facilities and information were confiscated, members were arrested and despite the supports the (foreign) espionage services have provided for Daesh (ISIL), they have failed to foment insecurity in a single corner of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” the minister added.


Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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