Azerbaijan, Baku, July 16 /Trend, T.Konyayeva/
After the blast in
Zahedan, the Jundullah group continues to function on the territory of Iran with the support of certain part of the population, experts say.
"The group will continue to exist as such, especially because it functions from the territories of
Pakistan and Afghanistan, most of the Baluches live," the president of the Russian Institute for Middle East Studies Yevgeny Satanovsky wrote in an e-mail to Trend.
In night of July 16, two suicide bombers detonated an explosive device in front of the "Jami" mosque in Zahidane. The act of terror killed 27 people, wounded 270 people, 11 of them are in critical condition.
Dubai TV channel Al-Arabiya reported that the Jundullah group ("Army of God") took the responsibility for the attack in response to the execution of the leader of this group
The last major terrorist attack, responsibility for which was taken by the organization, was an explosion in southeastern Iran in October 2009, killing nearly 50 people.
According to Satanovsky, support to the groups is provided from outside, from the main centers of the so-called "Green International", acting on the main territories controlled by Sunni radical Islamists, making it vulnerable only in Iran, in clashes with the
Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
"The involvement of the latter in the process in
Lebanon, Gaza, North Yemen, the Horn of Africa, Iraq and other territories outside Iran weakens its capacity in Iran, which opens certain opportunities for terrorist activities of Jundullah," he said.
French expert of Iranian origin
Hossein Lajevardi does not doubt that the activities of the group will continue, and believes that after the execution of the group's leader Abdolmalek Rigi, the continuation of the organization is linked with the existing situation in the country, especially in the Sistan-Baluchestan province.
"Iran believes that by executing Riga, will find solution to the problem, director of the Association of Iranian Researchers Hussein Ladzheverdi, who lives in France, told Trend in a telephone conversation. - But they forgot that the people of the region opposed the existing situation."
The leader of Jundullah, Abdolmalek Rigi, was executed in Iran in late June. He was arrested on February 23, 2010 on board of the plane, flying from Dubai to
Lajevardi believes that the cause of appearance of Jundullah is the poverty, unemployment, lack of equality and inflation existing in the region.
"On the other hand, the reason for the creation of such organizations is religious differences, he said. - The government of Iran should equally approach the activities of all religious minorities."
Lajevardi noted that the Sunnis in Iran are harassed and their rights are violated. "There is no Sunni mosque in Tehran where 17 million people live," he said.
According to Ladzheverdi, the attacks will repeat in Baluchestan in future in a more rigid form, because the Baluch have a common language and origin with the Baluch living in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
"In the future it can create big problems for the government of Iran, moreover, can force Baluch people to separate from Iran despite its sympathy for the Iranian people," he said.
According to the deputy chairman of the security commission of the Iranian Parliament,
Ismail Kosari, Jundullah is incapable in itself, it is prepared by countries such as USA and UK.
"Formerly, Rigi and his brother had carried out orders of these countries, and now group took responsibility for the blast in the city of Zahedan, Kosari told Trend by telephone from Tehran. - Its statement and spread in the media is also made by the big powers."
He also noted that those who committed blast in Zahedan, and those who stood behind the scenes of the tragic events would soon be discovered by the national security of Iran and will be punished.
Jundullah group - Baluch Sunni organization - was established in 2003 and acts both in Iranian and in neighboring Pakistani Baluchestan. Iranian authorities accuse Jundullah of the massacres, armed robberies, kidnappings, bombings and sabotage. According to Tehran, Jundullah is connected with the special services of the
U.S. and UK.
T.Jafarov contributed to article.