ISIS Operatives ‘Paid 600,000 Euros’ to Carry Out Biggest-Ever Attack in Tehran

ISIS Operatives ‘Paid 600,000 Euros’ to Carry Out Biggest-Ever Attack in Tehran... 07/07/2016 Military

Keywords:#Ali_Shamkhani, #Arabia, #Bashar_al-Assad, #Europe,, #Haider_al-Abadi, #ISIS, #Iran, #Iranian, #Iraq, #Iraqi, #Islam, #Islamic, #Islamic_State, #Jack_Moore, #Muslim, #National_Security_Council, #President, #Prime_Minister, #Ramadan, #Reuters, #Saudi, #Saudi_Arabia, #Security_Council, #Shiite, #Sunni, #Supreme_National_Security_Council, #Syria, #Syrian, #Tehran, #Wahhabi

Security services foiled the plot two weeks ago, arresting 10 militants and seizing explosives.
By Jack Moore On 7/5/16
Operatives linked to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) were to carry out a coordinated assault on Iranian cities, including Tehran, during Ramadan after being paid 600,000 euros ($669,210), a documentary aired on state TV said Monday.
The documentary showed interviews with two militants, who revealed an alleged plan to bomb up to 50 locations in and around the Iranian capital, as well as other locations in Iran, Reuters reported.
It also aired hidden camera footage showing the militants purchasing materials used to make explosive devices that could be used in suicide bombs and vehicle bombs. The documentary then shows armed Iranian forces raiding a property and making several arrests.
The film, and the access to footage so close to the operatives, may raise questions about the authenticity of the plot’s details but Iran is at the heart of the battle to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. It supports the governments of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as well as funding Shiite militias battling the group in Iraq. Iran is a predominantly Shiite Muslim country.
Last month, Iranian authorities said that they had foiled “the biggest terrorist plot” to be planned in the country and its capital, Tehran. The militants had planned to carry out bomb attacks around the country during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Iranian media cited Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, as saying.
The Iranian intelligence ministry said that authorities had made 10 arrests in connection with the plot and seized 100 kilograms worth of bombs and explosives in raids.
It held “Wahhabi takfiris” responsible for the plot, in reference to the conservative ideology of Sunni extremists in radical groups such as ISIS and a potential nod to Saudi Arabia, a regional rival that follows the Wahhabi strain of Islam and has produced many ISIS militants.
---Security services foiled the plot two weeks ago, arresting 10 militants and seizing explosives. ---

Read more from Source »

Related articles based on keyword density
Media Scam? Iran and America Join Hands in Waging “The Global War on T... 01/07/2014 Politics
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, June 21, 2014 Following the incursion of jihadist rebels of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IS...View Details»

ISIS: The Spoils of the "Great Loot" in the Middle East - FPIF... 02/07/2014 Politics
Adding yet more warfare to the current crisis in the Middle East will perpetuate exactly what the imperial powers set out to do: tear an entire region...View Details»

Iran will do what it takes to fight ISIS - 04/01/2015 Politics
By Mohamad Bazzi Updated 0408 GMT (1208 HKT) January 4, 2015 (CNN)If there is one regional player that gained the most from America's gamble in Iraq,...View Details»

Saudi Arabia Wants to Roll Back Iran ... 05/09/2016 Politics
*** Containment is no longer good enough. Arash Reisinezhad September 4, 2016 On July 9, Prince Turki bin Faisal, former Saudi intelligence head, unpr...View Details»

Iran Bombing Islamic State In Iraq, U.S. Official Confirms... 02/12/2014 Military
WASHINGTON -- The list of countries bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq has thus far featured a host of classic United States partners -- Canada, th...View Details»