Iran arrests top terrorist Jundallah leader Rigi

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Iran
Monday, 22 February 2010


jos_abdul-malik-rigi_us_agent-300x216 Iran has arrested top Notritious Wahabi (Takfiri) militant Jundallah leader Abdolmalek Rigi,was captured in an operation on Tuesday. The Takfiri terrorist was the mastermind behind several deadly bombings and killings in Iran. Rigi, who was Iran's most wanted fugitive and heads the rebel Jundallah a US backed
terrorist group, was arrested "inside Iran" in the eastern part of the country, the state-owned Arabic news channel Alalam reported. The Iranian intelligence ministry was cited as saying he was arrested along with two members of his group, in a report by local news agency. The agency also quoted Mohammad Marziah, prosecutor of Zahedan, the capital of Sistan-Baluchestan province, as saying the militant was arrested in an "ambush and is currently held by intelligence forces." However, Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar told reporters that Rigi was arrested outside the country as he was preparing for a new act of sabotage. The minister added that he was consequently transferred to Iran. Zahedan Prosecutor Mohammad Marzieh also told Fars news agency that the notorious terrorist was arrested early Tuesday in a pre-planned operation. "Rigi's arrest was eventually made through a series of security measures taken for a long period of time. He is now in Iran and will be handed to security and judicial officials," he said. The Jundallah group has claimed responsibility for numerous terrorist attacks in Iran. The group has carried out mass murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, acts of sabotage and bombings. They have targeted Mosques, Imam Bargah,s civilians and government officials, as well as all ranks of Iran's military. In their latest attack, which occurred on October 18, more than 40 Iranians — among them 15 members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), including top commanders, in addition to several tribal elders — lost their lives when Jundallah terrorists carried out an operation in the border region of Pishin, located in Iran's southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan. Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh revealed in another report in July 2008 that US Congressional leaders had secretly agreed to former President George W. Bush's USD 400 million funding request, which gave the US a free hand in arming and funding terrorist groups such as Jundallah militants. The terrorist organization denies having any link to Washington but Rigi's brother, arrested earlier and now in Iran's custody, confirmed in an interview with Press TV that the Jundallah leader had, in fact, established links with the US administration. Abdolhamid revealed that a go-between, named Amanollh-Khan Rigi, put the terrorist group in connect with the US administration. "His name is Amanollah-Khan Rigi. He is my father's cousin. He was a royalist during the Shah's regime," Abdulhamid told Press TV. "After the [1979] Revolution in Iran, he left Iran via neighbouring country and sought asylum in the United States." Abdulhamid said the Americans had asked Amanollah-Khan to forge a link between the US and Jundallah. "The Americans asked him [Amanollah-Khan] to introduce them to [Abdolmalek] Rigi and that's how link was established."
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