TEHRAN(Basirat): A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced that members of two terrorist cells have been arrested ahead of the anniversary of the demise of Imam Khomeini (RA), the late founder of the Islamic Republic.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Tehran on Monday,
Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Yazdi highlighted measures taken to
ensure the security of pilgrims attending ceremonies due to be held next
week in the capital, Tehran, to mark the 29th anniversary of the demise
of Imam Khomeini (RA).
"We are not worried about security
issues but we know that our enemies’ malice does not have limits; so we
have made all (necessary) security and defense preparations,” the
"We arrested two (terrorist) teams that were
poised to create insecurity,” he said, adding, "We think that the
enemies are aware of the level of our readiness and that they will be
stopped by a slap in the face.”
On June 7, 2017, Daesh (ISIS or
ISIL) terrorists launched simultaneous attacks on Iran’s parliament
building in downtown Tehran and on the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini.
The attacks left 17 people dead and more than 40 others wounded.
All of the five gunmen directly involved in the attacks were killed by the security forces.
year, large crowds of Iranians travel to Tehran from different parts of
the country to pay tribute to Imam Khomeini at his shrine.
Ruhollah Moussavi Khomeini, better known as Imam Khomeini, engineered
Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, which led to the overthrow of the
US-backed Shah of Iran.
Imam Khomeini passed away on June 3, 1989, at the age of 87.