'120 terror attacks foiled in Iran in recent years'

Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi says Iranian security forces have managed to thwart more than 120 terrorist attacks across the country during recent years.

He added on Tuesday that all those responsible for these planned terrorist attacks have been either detained or killed during security operations.

He noted that Iran’s enemies are always hatching plots against the country; however, there is “full security” in the Islamic Republic.

Alavi emphasized that the Iranian security forces are closely monitoring all moves by the enemies and said there is no insecurity in any part of the country.

The intelligence minister also said the security forces have succeeded in identifying and arresting all those who played a direct or indirect role in twin simultaneous terror attacks in the capital, Tehran, in June.

On June 7, gunmen mounted assaults on Iran’s Parliament and the Mausoleum of late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, leaving 17 people dead and over 50 others wounded. Both attacks were claimed by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) responded to the attacks on June 18 by firing six medium-range surface-to-surface ballistic missiles at Daesh bases in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr, which killed more than 170 Takfiri terrorists, including a number of commanders and senior elements, and inflicted heavy damage on their equipment and systems.