Leader of Terrorist Group Reveals Ties with Saudi Arabia

  November 19, 2020   News ID 787
Leader of Terrorist Group Reveals Ties with Saudi Arabia
Iranian Ministry of Intelligence has published several documents that proves Harakat al-Nidhal al-Arabi terrorist group has connections with the Saudi intelligence apparatus. The Iranian intelligence ministry confirmed in a statement last Thursday that Farajollah Chaab, has been arrested.

Tehran, SAEDNEWS, Nov. 19: Iranian Ministry of Intelligence has published several documents that proves Harakat al-Nidhal al-Arabi terrorist group has connections with the Saudi intelligence apparatus. The Iranian intelligence ministry confirmed in a statement last Thursday that Farajollah Chaab, has been arrested. The statement said that the leader of the separatist and terrorist group, which had planned several other large-scale operations in Tehran and Khuzestan in recent years, has been planning a new terrorist operation.

“This terrorist group, which is directly supported by the Saudi intelligence services and the Zionist regime, has been managing terrorist operations in Iran despite the issuance of international arrest orders for the group's leaders,” it added.

“The main perpetrator of the bloody terrorist attack in Ahvaz is now in the hands of the Intelligence Ministry; he also has revealed details of other terrorist and bloody operations of this group," the statement said.

Farajollah Chaab, also known as Habib Osivad is the former leader and the current vice-president of the Al-Ahwaziya terrorist group, which claimed responsibility for the September 2018 terrorist attack on a military parade in Ahvaz, Southwest of Iran, which killed 26 and injured 69 others.

The terrorists attacked the bystanders watching the annual Armed Forces' parades, marking the start of the Sacred Defense Week, commemorating Iranians' sacrifices during the 8 years of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in 1980s, in disguise of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basij (volunteer) forces, killing and wounding several people, including innocent women and children.

None of the officials participating in the military parades in Ahwaz city in Khuzestan province was injured in the attack.

Last February, the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) and the Netherlands police separately arrested and charged four members of an anti-Iran terrorist group on suspicions of spying for Saudi Arabia and plans to conduct terrorist attack in Iran.

Three members of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz (ASMLA) or al-Ahwaziyeh terrorist group carried out espionage activities from 2012 to 2018, PET said in a statement on February 3.

It said the three individuals “collected information about individuals in Denmark and abroad and passed on this information to a Saudi intelligence service," among other things.

A pretrial detention hearing is due on February 4.

In August, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced it has arrested Jamshid Sharmahd, the ringleader of an anti-Iran terrorist group based in the United States (Source: Fars News).