Politics
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:3
IRGC Intelligence Chief: Sharmahd's Capture Sign of Authority
TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Intelligence Department of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Hojjatoleslam Hossein Taeb lauded the Iranian Intelligence Ministry for capturing ringleader of the US-based Tondar terrorist group Jamshid Sharmahd, saying that the operation displayed the ministry's power.

The IRGC's intelligence chief the Intelligence Ministry's arresting of the leader of the 'Thunder' terrorist group, calling it a sign of the authority and strength of the intelligence community of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Referring to the importance of coordination and synergy of the intelligence community in protecting the lasting security of the country, he said, "We all strive to create comprehensive security for the people and country."

Iran announced on Saturday that it had captured the ringleader of a US-based Tondar (Thunder) terrorist group, Jamshid Sharmahd.

Sharmahd, who guided the armed and sabotage acts against Iran from the US, was arrested in complicated operations by the Iranian security forces and is now in the hands of the country’s intelligence ministry, a statement by the ministry said.

Tondar, or the Kingdom Assembly of Iran, also known as Soldiers of the Kingdom Assembly of Iran, is an armed terrorist royalist group seeking to overthrow the ruling government and restore the monarchy in Iran.

Tondar claimed responsiblity for the 2008 Shiraz explosion at the Hosseynieh Seyed al-Shohada in which 14 people, including children, were killed and 215 others were injured.

Mohammad-Reza Ali Zamani and Arash Rahmanipour, accused of being members of the terrorist group, were arrested and tried for the bombing. In January 2010, they were executed for waging war against God and attempting to overthrow the Islamic Republic.

Tondar had also plotted for several other terrorist acts in Iran in recent years, including blowing up Sivand dam in Shiraz, detonating cyanide bombs at Tehran book exhibition and explosion of bombs during general ceremonies at late Imam Khomeini’s shrine. All these terrorist plots were foiled by the Iranian security forces.

 

 

 

 

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