Iran arrests Britain-linked terrorists
Members of the Komala terrorist group
Iran's Intelligence Ministry says it has arrested four Britain-linked terrorists in the western city of Marivan that were responsible for carrying out five assassinations in the past two years.
The ministry said it has disclosed documents and confiscated weaponry from the terror team.
The detainees have said that they were originally promised 20,000 US dollars for each terror attack but were only paid 8,000 dollars after accomplishing their missions.
The captured terrorists have confessed to receiving their orders in the Iraqi city of Suleymaniye from their commander, identified as Jalil Fattahi, who is now residing in the United Kingdom.
Fattahi is one of the commanders of the Komala terrorist group, which has conducted several terror killings in western Iranian cities since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
The arrested terrorists, Bakhtiar Me'mari, Hajeer Ebrahimi, Loqman Moradi and Zanyar Moradi, are members of the Komala group.
According to the detainees, Fattahi, who has also been charged with several assassinations in Iran, gave them the order and instructions in Suleymaniye and delivered their weapons and the cash on the Iran-Iraq border.
Iran's Intelligence Ministry said Britain has not only carried out secret espionage activities in the country, but also funded and supported certain terrorist groups against the Islamic Republic.
The news of the arrests comes days after the head of Britain's secret intelligence service (MI6), John Sawers, announced publicly on October 28th that his agency is engaged in conducting spying activities in Iran in order to stop the country's nuclear activities.
"Stopping nuclear proliferation cannot be addressed purely by conventional diplomacy. We need intelligence-led operations to make it more difficult for countries like Iran to develop nuclear weapons," Sawers said.