Iranian intelligence officials had broken “the biggest terrorist plot” to target never Tehran and other provinces of the Islamic Republic, the country’s state television reported on Monday.
According to reports, the authorities had arrested the perpetrators of recent days, while the attacks were plotted for the holy month of Ramadan.
However, the reports did not identify those arrested, although it is unclear whether this case involves the extremist group holding the territory in Iraq and Syria.
“Wherever you may occur in Iran, any suspicious move will be promptly detected, this is due to the presence of people and organizations capable and experienced,” said the country’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani, quoted by the broadcaster on Monday.
radical extremists were planning a terrorist attack in Tehran and in other regions of Iran, the Ministry of Intelligence and Security [mois] of the country said in a statement on Monday.
“One of the major terrorist plots by Wahhabi Takfiri-groups that were planning to plant a bomb in Tehran and other provinces, have been prevented,” the ministry said in the statement. Large amounts of explosives and bombs were seized during operations to stop the intruders, the statement read.
According to the statement, the Iranian authorities have launched an investigation to detainees during operations.
In May, Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi announced that 20 “terrorists” who planned to detonate bombs and cause insecurity across the country had been dismantled. It ‘clear if that included the plot announced Monday by state television.