Iran’s Intelligence Ministry announced that 9 foreign nationals, including citizens of Germany, Poland, Italy, France, Sweden and the Netherlands, were arrested during the protests that started after Mahsa Amini died after being detained.
In a written statement made by the Iranian Intelligence Ministry, the protests that started after Mahsa Amini died after being detained were evaluated as “a multidimensional conspiracy targeting the national security of the country”.
The Ministry of Intelligence stated that 49 members of the People’s Mujahideen Organization “who were found to have organized acts of terrorism and vandalism during the protests and fabricated fake news to provoke demonstrations” were arrested in the operation against those threatening public safety.
Announcing that 77 members of the separatist Komele, IKDP, PAK and PJAK organizations in northern Iraq were also arrested during the operations, the Ministry also stated that “a high-level organization member who received military training at the US and Israeli bases in the region” was among those arrested.
In the statement, it was noted that 9 foreign nationals were also arrested, including citizens of Germany, Poland, Italy, France, Sweden and the Netherlands, who were found to be involved in acts of violence.
The Ministry shared the information that 5 members of the terrorist organization DAESH, who planned terrorist bomb attacks during the demonstrations, were also captured and that 36 kilograms of explosives were seized together with the people in question.
HEAD: OUR RED LINE OF PUBLIC SAFETY
The chief said that Mahsa Amini’s death after being detained by the morality police two weeks ago “sads everyone”, but that the government “cannot allow public peace to be disturbed by demonstrations”.
The chief said that public safety “is the red line of the Islamic Republic of Iran and that no one will be allowed to break the law and cause chaos.”