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Thursday, August 11, 2011
Terrorist PJAK broken, intelligence minister says
Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN – The IRGC’s operations against the counter-revolutionary group PJAK (the Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan) has put the group into a breakdown phase, Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi said on Wednesday.
“Great successes were made, thanks to the effective measures taken by Sepah (the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps) in dealing with the group,” Moslehi told reporters.
“We think that the terrorist group PJAK is on the verge of collapse and its plots have been thwarted,” he added.
In July, IRGC forces killed about 50, injured 100, and arrested a few of PJAK members.
The PJAK group was established in 2003. Its camps and bases are mostly located in Iraq, near the border with Iran.
Asked if intelligence agencies of certain countries seek to act against Iran in the run-up to the upcoming elections, Moslehi said, “Foreign countries’ spy services are seeking to create social networks in order to create unrest in the country, like the unrest they created during the tenth presidential election.”
However, a conspiracy by the U.S. to create unrest in Iran was foiled through a crackdown on their hirelings and spies, who were trying to create social networks in the Islamic Republic, he explained.
Intelligence agents dealt a major blow to those who were paid by the U.S., and their plots were foiled, he added.
Asked about the unrest in UK and the way British police deal with protestors, he said Europeans themselves should explain why the police behave British citizens cruelly.
The Britons are suffering from poverty and discrimination, he said, adding human rights are trampled underfoot through practicing racism and if someone protests against it, he is suppressed.
Violence erupted in London’s northern Tottenham district on Saturday over the fatal shooting by police of Mark Duggan, a black man