Iran Arrests Takfiri Terrorist Commander in Northern Province
(FNA)- Iran's security forces have captured a notorious Takfiri terrorist ringleader in the country's Northern Gilan province, a provincial intelligence official announced on Wednesday.
"The concerns caused by Takfiri groups in Gilan have been removed as their (notorious) ringleader has been apprehended," a spokesman of Gilan Intelligence office said.
The spokesman declined to reveal any further detail about the arrest, including the identity of the terrorist commander, but underlined that security has now been restored to the Gilan province.
Iranian Prosecutor General and Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie had announced earlier this month that security forces had arrested a number of Takfiri terrorists who were trying to sneak into the country.
"The necessary orders have been given to the security bodies to prevent these people's (Takfiris') infiltration into the country and a number of them have, of course, been arrested for the same charge," Ejeie told reporters in his weekly press conference in Tehran in early May.
In relevant remarks in January, Iranian Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani warned the country’s security and intelligence forces to safeguard the country's borders against the possible penetration attempts by Takfiri groups.
“The Takfiri and Salafi streams are not at all related to Islam or our Sunni brothers' beliefs, but they are a cult which have been created by the West to weaken the Islamic societies,” Larijani said, addressing a number of Judiciary officials.
“We ask the intelligence ministry and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) to keep vigilant against the danger of the infiltration of Takfiri streams into the country and never think that the Takfiri viewpoints are related to the different thinking of Islamic sects; rather they should encounter them in a manner appropriate to the anti-security nature of the streams,” he added.