Based 'terrorist' leader Jamshid Sharmahd arrested by Iran

Iran Flag

The US does not classify the group as a terrorist organisation, and has reportedly allowed it to freely operate from its home base in Los Angeles, California, where it runs radio and television stations calling for the violent overthrow of the Iranian government.

Iranian state TV cited an intelligence ministry statement but it did not say how, where or when the alleged arrest took place, only that it followed a "complicated operation".

The statement did not elaborate on where or when the leader of the opposition royalist group known as the Kingdom Assembly of Iran, known in Farsi as Anjoman-e Padeshahi-e Iran, or Tondar (Farsi for thunder), was arrested.

"Jamshid Sharmahd, the ringleader of the terrorist Tondar group, who directed armed and terrorist acts in Iran from America, was arrested following a complicated operation, and is now in [our agents'] powerful hands", the statement said.

The group has claimed responsibility for the bombing of the Seyed al-Shohada Mosque in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz in 2008, which killed 14 people and injured 202 others.

In 2019, Iran executed three men convicted of involvement in the 2008 bombing. Iran said some were taking orders from an Iranian US-backed "CIA agent" who was preparing an assassination of a high-ranking official.

They were 21-year-old Mohsen Eslamian and Ali Asghar Pashtar, 20 - both university students - as well as Rouzbeh Yahyazadeh, 32.

Major League Baseball investigation says Marlins players went out, visited bars before coronavirus outbreak
The Marlins were hit with a virus outbreak in Philadelphia, and both Miami and the Phillies are sidelined for at least a week. Manfred and Clark talked about what needs to be done to finish the season, a person familiar with the conversation said.

Officials said the group is suspected of planning other, unspecified attacks as well.

It said that Tondar had planned to blow up a dam in Shiraz, use "cyanide bombs" at a Tehran book fair, and plant an explosive device at the mausoleum of the Islamic republic's founder, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Sharmahd last appeared in an online livestream video December 29, according to his group's website, speaking in Farsi while sitting in a black chair in front of a black background.

The Iranian ministry statement said further details of the arrest would be announced later.

In comments at the opening of the supermarket, Iran's ambassador to Caracas hailed the good relations between Iran and Venezuela, denounced the US' hostile policies against the two nations, and described the opening of the store as a move to "counter the US' policy of economic terrorism and support the Venezuelan nation at the time of heightened sanctions".

It said Ruhollah Zam was arrested in a "sophisticated and professional operation".

The rebel group Jundallah (Soldiers of God) had waged a deadly insurgency in Shiite Iran's southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan for a decade before it was severely weakened by Rigi's execution.

Related News:



Most liked

Why Did No One Tell Me Jacob Elordi Has a Mullet Now?
You could in fact be more of a sweet talking and typically handsome Noah - the possibilities are ( nearly ) endless. Can't blame the fans though, it was what they could see in the first installment of " Kissing Booth ".

Russia Plans to Register World's First Coronavirus Vaccine By August
Russian Federation plans to approve a coronavirus vaccine for public use as soon as August 10 to August 12, according to a report. Stoffels said prior tests of this type of vaccine in other diseases found that a second shot significantly increases protection.

James Murdoch quits News Corp board over editorial content 'disagreement'
The News Corp board, following the resignation will now be reduced to 10 seats from 11 as per the company's filing . James Murdoch has been stepping away from a lot of his roles at the companies, the Wall Street Journal reported .

Hurricane Isaias could have Staten Island impact
Some shelters will be open as an emergency precaution, but capacity in the shelters will be limited due to COVID-19 precautions. US President Donald Trump visited Florida as the Category 1 hurricane Isaias is approaching the state's southeast coast.

Herman Cain dies after COVID-19 diagnosis
He also was active in public policy, where he was the former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, Missouri. He also tweeted a photograph of himself there, not wearing a mask, in a group of other Trump fans who were also maskless.

Rep. Jordan questions Dr. Fauci on how protests are contributing to pandemic
Looking ahead, Fauci said he's "cautiously optimistic that we will have a vaccine by the end of this year and as we go into 2021". Anthony Fauci says Americans who want the best chance to avoid coronavirus should strap on some goggles moving forward.

NASA Perseverance Mars rover healthy, exits 'safe mode'
When a spacecraft enters safe mode, all but essential systems are turned off until it receives new commands from mission control. "With the launch of Perseverance , we begin another historic mission of exploration", said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine .

Arizona State University football schedule released, season opens with Territorial Cup
The Pac-12 has not made an official announcement whether or not fans will be allowed to attend games in person. The seven weeks between now and the September 26 openers will offer a slew of concerns and questions.

Donald Trump 'will ban TikTok' as Microsoft opens talks over buyout
The company pledged a high level of transparency, including allowing reviews of its algorithms, to assure users and regulators. TikTok spokesperson Hilary McQuaide said, " TikTok US user data is stored in the US, with strict controls on employee access".

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho takes aim at United's penalty record
Moussa Sissoko thinks Ndombele - who he plays with for club and country - can still be a success at Spurs . But the player can still be sold if they get a value that meets their demand.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized Again For 'Minimally Invasive' Surgery
The stent had originally been placed last August, when Ginsburg was treated for a cancerous tumour on her pancreas. The cancer has arisen once more, this time in her liver, according to a report from the court.

Covid-19 and the heart; two new studies suggest connection
The study, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), also found that around one in seven had evidence of severe dysfunction. But the scientists also discovered that the virus was actively replicating itself inside the tissue until the patient died.

Prince William states Prince Harry was riddled with ‘lust over Meghan Markle
A rift between Princes William and Harry was inevitable , according to sources of an explosive new book set for release in August. Katie added that Meghan "very much a driving force" and wasn't being credited by people for "giving Harry confidence".

James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board over editorial differences
James Murdoch , brother of News Corp head Lachlan Murdoch, is leaving the company, citing disagreements over editorial content. The resignation was effective Friday.

Downsized, Hajj 2020 begins in Saudi Arabia
Pilgrims also said they were given ihram, the traditional seamless white hajj garment, made from a bacteria-resistant material. Some 70% of the pilgrims are foreigners residing in the kingdom, while the rest are Saudi citizens, authorities said.