Iran's intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said despite the formation of a terrorist front against the country it did not achieve its' goal.

Iran press/Iran- Iran's intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Tuesday to IRIB that 132 small and big terrorist organisations formed a terrorist front against the country in which tens of their agents have been arrested by Iranian intelligence forces.

By noting that most of these detained individuals had dual nationality, Iran's intelligence minister stated that the Intelligence Ministry's anti-espionage division is one of its most powerful divisions.

Alavi added that terrorists groups with the help of our enemies seek instability in Iran.

Iran's intelligence minister further noted that since the beginning of the month various anti-terror operations have been carried out throughout the country.

By saying that terrorist groups are trying to instigating sectarian violence in Iran, Iran's intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi added that they wanted to assassinate five Sunni clerics but we foiled their plot.

Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of Intelligence for anti-terrorism operation said in Mar. 04 that in addition to Daesh, operation of 30 other terrorist groups was foiled by the Intelligence forces over past several years.


Official: Intelligence ministry foils 30 terrorist groups' actions

Alavi also announced that an ISIS terrorist had been apprehended in southern Iran, and a "terrorist cell" disbanded in the country's north.

Several bombing plots in underground stations and universities have also been foiled, Iran's intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi noted.

On Monday, Iran's intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said the country's security forces have disbanded two terrorist teams in the western parts of Iran.

Speaking to the IRIB news agency on Monday, Alavi added that the terrorist outfits were affiliated to hostile countries and arrested through intelligence operations.

One of the terrorist teams had 12 members who were identified and arrested by the Iranian forces, he said.

Earlier this month, Iran discovered and seized a considerable amount of semi-heavy weapons and ammunition in the central province of Kerman.

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