MP: Iran’s intel ministry runs anti-terror operations abroad
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 18
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's intelligence ministry has thwarted "plots" of extremist groups against the Islamic Republic via operations abroad, says an Iranian MP.
"The ministry has foiled plots of Takfiri groups hundreds of kilometers away from Iranian borders," Mehr news agency quoted Abdolreza Mesri, an Iranian MP, as saying Jan. 18 with a reference to an intelligence ministry report.
Iranian officials refer to extremist Sunni armed groups in Syria and Iraq, including the IS (aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh), as Takfiri.
During a closed session on Jan. 18, the Islamic Republic's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi submitted a report to the country's parliament about the ministry's anti-terror activities, Mesri added.
Alavi provided a comprehensive report about his ministry's operations and support to certain regional countries against terrorist groups.
The intelligence ministry also neutralized hundreds of anti-Iran operations planned by Takfiri groups at the country's borders, Mesri said without providing further details.
According to the ministry's report, some "reactionary" countries in the region are providing financial, military and informational support for Takfiri groups, added the MP.