TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi underlined that arresting the terrorist Jundollah’s ringleader, Abdolmalek Rigi, has been the most important achievement of his ministry in the past 8 years.
“Abdolmalek Rigi’s arrest was one of the most important measures taken despite western intelligence services efforts to have such influential elements,” Moslehi said.
“The operation was successful, marking the best achievement of the ministry,” he added.
Moslehi said western intelligence services came to realize that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been able to infiltrate their various services and achieve the goal.
Jundollah is the main terrorist cell operating in Southeastern Iran. Tehran has arrested a majority of its members and executed its number one and number two men.
After Iran arrested Abdolmalek Rigi, the ringleader of Jundollah, in late February 2011, the criminal ringleader confessed that he was traveling to Bishkek to meet with a high-ranking US official at a nearby military base to discuss new terrorist attacks on Iranian territory. Rigi was executed in June 2011.
The Jundollah group has claimed responsibility for numerous terrorist attacks in Iran. The group has carried out mass murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, acts of sabotage and bombings. They have targeted civilians and government officials as well as all ranks of Iran’s military.
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