TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Police Chief Brigadier General Esmayeel Ahmadi Moqaddam said a main part of the crimes committed in the country was the result of the enemies’ terrorist attacks.
“Annually, 5,000 crimes are committed in Iran and part of the crimes is the result of the enemies’ terrorist attacks against the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Ahmadi Moqaddam said, addressing Law Enforcement Police commanders in the Northern province of Gilan on Wednesday.
He also referred to the enemies’ trafficking of illicit drugs to the country, and said, “The world’s largest drug producer is Iran’s neighbor (Afghanistan).”
Iranian security forces often arrest terrorists inside the country who have been hired by certain western and regional states.
In a latest development in May, Iran’s security forces captured a notorious Takfiri terrorist ringleader in Gilan province, a provincial intelligence official announced.
“The concerns caused by Takfiri groups in Gilan have been removed as their (notorious) ringleader has been apprehended,” a spokesman of Gilan Intelligence office said.
The spokesman declined to reveal any further detail about the arrest, including the identity of the terrorist commander, but underlined that security has now been restored to the Gilan province.
Iranian Prosecutor General and Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie had also announced in May that security forces had arrested a number of Takfiri terrorists who were trying to sneak into the country.
“The necessary orders have been given to the security bodies to prevent these people’s (Takfiris’) infiltration into the country and a number of them have, of course, been arrested for the same charge,” Ejeie told reporters in his weekly press conference in Tehran.
In relevant remarks in January, Iranian Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani warned the country’s security and intelligence forces to safeguard the country’s borders against the possible penetration attempts by Takfiri groups.
“The Takfiri and Salafi streams are not at all related to Islam or our Sunni brothers’ beliefs, but they are a cult which have been created by the West to weaken the Islamic societies,” Larijani said, addressing a number of Judiciary officials.
“We ask the intelligence ministry and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) to keep vigilant against the danger of the infiltration of Takfiri streams into the country and never think that the Takfiri viewpoints are related to the different thinking of Islamic sects; rather they should encounter them in a manner appropriate to the anti-security nature of the streams,” he added.
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