TEHRAN -- President Ebrahim Raisi says enemies launched “Daesh-like” attacks against the Iranian people and the Islamic Revolution during the recent riots, stressing that perpetrators of the attacks against the Iranian security forces will be soon brought to justice.
“The enemy was seeking to attack the Islamic revolution, values, and people in the new hybrid war and plot but vigilant children of the nation stood up against this aggression,” he told a ceremony here to commemorate families of security forces who lost their lives during the recent foreign-backed riots in Iran.
Raisi said the plots of the enemies in the past 40 years against the Islamic Republic have been doomed to failure.
“The enemy attacked people and the Revolution like Daesh during recent incidents which showcased its savagery, enmity, malice, and hatred toward the Islamic Revolution and its values,” he said.
Raisi’s remarks come after a spate of terror attacks across the country in recent weeks, killing a number of policemen, members of Basij volunteer force and civilians.
“Today’s peace in Iranian cities is owed to the blood of these young martyrs who stood against attacks of rioters,” Raisi said, adding that “disappointment of the enemies” was another result of these martyrs’ blood.
The enemy’s media empire tries to distort realities through fake stories, Raisi noted.
He also slammed the false claims of the West on the rights of people.
“They claimed to support democracy in Afghanistan, however, the results of their military campaign in the country were 35,000 disabled children and demolition of houses and cities; yet, they claim to be life-giving. To whom in the world have they given life that they make such a claim?”
Answering calls of martyrs’ families to detect and bring to justice rioters and perpetrators of attacks against security forces, Raisi said responsible authorities will followed it up “with determination”.
On Thursday, Iranian news agencies said the Intelligence Organization of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) had arrested a number of the ringleaders of counter-revolution groups involved in recent riots in the holy city of Qom and the northwestern province of Ardabil.
Tasnim news agency cited the IRGC’s Intelligence Organization as saying on that several heads of a foreign-backed network and its ringleaders, who were active in the cyberspace and played a leading role in carrying out anti-security measures, had been identified and apprehended in Qom.
“During the recent riots, the members
of the network had extensive activities in the field of calling for riots, encouraging to spray slogans, handing out flyers, insulting the clergy and other actions that disturb public security,” the Intelligence Organization said in a statement, adding that further details on the case are soon to be released.
The IRGC’s Intelligence Organization also announced the apprehension of three members of a network affiliated with counterrevolutionary movements in Ardabil.
It said the suspects plotted to conduct acts of sabotage against Iran’s national security and destroy government and military facilities with Molotov cocktails and arson attacks.
“In addition to plotting acts of destruction, the network moved to communicate with counterrevolutionary media, and by creating multiple accounts in social networks took other criminal measures such as disturbing the public mind, disseminating misinformation, mudslinging and directing rioters,” the statement noted.
In another development on Thursday, the chief justice of Fars Province announced the issuance of indictments for five individuals accused of involvement in the terrorist attack in the Shah Cheragh shrine.
The charges include intimidation with arms, corruption on earth, membership in the Daesh terrorist group, membership in rebel groups, assembly and collusion with the intention of acting against the country’s security, and complicity in the corruption on earth.