Tondar’s party “Jamshid Sharmahd, who has been leading armed and corrupt activities within Iran, is now in strong hands” in Iran’s security forces, state television said in a statement issuing a statement from a intelligence company. Iran Says It Holds US-Based US ‘Terrorist’ Head.Iran said on Saturday it had arrested the head of a US “terrorist” group
Tehran, Iran: Iran said on Saturday it had arrested the head of a US “terrorist” group accused of being behind the 2008 deadly bombing of the southern city of Shazaz and other terrorist attacks.
The group “Jamshid Sharmahd, which has been leading the armed forces and attacking Iran, is now in strong hands” in Iran’s security forces, state television said in a statement issuing a statement from the intelligence service.
This statement does not say where the leader of an opposition group called the Kingdom Assembly of Iran, or Tondar (Farsi for Thunder) was arrested.
According to the statement, he was armed with bombs on April 12, 2008 at a mosque in Shiraz that killed 14 people and injured 215. Iran hanged three men convicted of bombing in 2009, saying they had ties to the king’s party.
He said they were taking orders from an Iranian “CIA agent” who was trying to assassinate a senior Iranian official. They were 21-year-old Mohsen Eslamian and Ali Asghar Pastar, 20 – both university students – and Rouzbeh Yahyazadeh, 32.
The three were found guilty of being “mohareb” (enemies of God) and “corruption in the world” by the Tehran reform court. Iran hanged two other members of the case in 2010, “who had admitted to detonating explosives and plotting to assassinate officials”.
A statement issued on Saturday said Tondar had devised some “big” plans and failed. He said Tondar had planned to blow up the dam in Shazaz, used “cyanide bombs” at the Tehran book fair, and planted an explosive device in the mausoleum of the late Islamic republic founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
It is unclear how Iran handled Sarmahd in the US.
Iran’s intelligence service has announced the arrest of an opponent in similar cases in October last year.
Ruhollah Zam, described as “anti-Revolutionary” by Iranian authorities, was sentenced to life in prison last month for “fraud in the world”.
Zam, who reportedly lived in exile in Paris, ran a channel on the use of telegram messages called Amadnews and was accused of fueling the conflict during protests against the government last year.