Minister says 20 terrorist groups dismantled in Iran in one year

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said the country has dismantled more than 20 terrorist groups that had planned to detonate bombs and cause insecurity across Iran during the last Iranian calendar year (ended on March 19).

Addressing worshipers at the weekly Friday Prayers in Tehran, Alavi said a number of would-be bombers were killed or arrested during several sting operations by Iranian intelligence forces.

He said that a large amount of weapons and ammunition was confiscated from the terrorists.

The minister reaffirmed that Iran enjoys high security while insecurity has been prevailing in most countries in the Middle East and across the world, Press TV reported.

“Despite plots hatched by intelligence services of hostile countries and terrorist groups to [cause] security challenge [in Iran], the Islamic Republic experienced a year full of security and peace,” Alavi said.

The Iranian intelligence minister emphasized that the country witnessed no instance of insecurity.