Iran's Police Chief Brigadier General Ismail Ahmadi-Moqaddam says the Jundallah terrorist group has sustained a great blow and lost most of its elements.
There are few remaining elements of the group that the United States and British intelligence services are supporting, Mehr news agency quoted General Ahmadi-Moqaddam as saying.
"These [foreign intelligence] services have spent a great amount of money on Rigi's group as they feel compelled to make efforts to revive and reorganize it and if the terror group still lacks the intended capability, they will engineer another group since they seek to harm our Islamic system and create rifts among Sunni and Shia followers," the Iranian police chief noted.
Jundallah, which has operated in Iran's Sistan-Baluchestan and Pakistan's Balochistan provinces, has carried out several attacks against ordinary Iranian citizens as well as government and security officers.
Major US-based broadcaster ABC News reported in 2007 that Jundallah “has been secretly encouraged and advised by American officials” to destabilize the government in Iran.
In confessions after his arrest, Jundallah's ring leader Abdolmalek Rigi offered detailed accounts of his talks with US representatives that offered him financial and military resources in exchange for waging an insurgency war in Iran.
General Ahamdi-Moqaddam touched upon Iran's security cooperation with Pakistan and Afghanistan and described Iran's border cooperation with the two neighboring states as satisfactory.
"There is good border cooperation with these two countries but the poor security conditions in these states do not allow us to expect a whole lot from them," he continued.
The Iranian police chief concluded that the control over the country's eastern borders is in the best interest of Iran and its neighbors and will eventual
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