Iran’s Minister of Intelligence, Mahmoud Alavi, said that numerous teams affiliated with Iranian dissident groups were arrested last year.
“Over the past year, intelligence forces managed to identify and shatter 144 Takfiris (dissidents), terrorist teams, 116 cells linked the Monafeghin (derogatory term for the MEK)), 44 anti-revolutionary groups, and 380 drug dealers,” Alavi said, addressing a congregation of worshipers in Tehran on Friday.
The “116 cells” are organized supporters of the PMOI (MEK) created throughout Iran.
According to Mahmoud Alavi, the ministry headed by him, in addition, “hundreds of alien services had been identified and defused to attract individuals as spies, and dozens of spies who had been hijacked by alienated intelligence services had been identified in sensitive centers in the country and had been introduced to the judiciary”.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of The resistance of Iran, called on the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Human Rights Council, and the international human rights organizations to seek the acknowledgment of The Iranian Regime’s Minister for part of the arrests over the past year, with delegations, to visit the arrests. From the regime’s prisons, following the release of this news.
Amnesty International announced 2018 a year of shame for Iran and reported that more than 7,000 people were arrested during the protests.
At the same time as the protests continued in the year 2018, the wave of arrests by security forces was ongoing in Iran. Following protests and protests, activists and participants have been arrested, and many are released on huge bail bonds or faced with prolonged imprisonment following allegations such as anti-regime activists, opposition members such as the MEK.
Alawi went on to address his recent speech on US sanctions and its effects on the economy and livelihoods of the people and said: “Today, US sanctions have actually lost their effectiveness. Some officials from neighboring countries said they did not think Iran would be so strong and could resist the US sanctions. “
This is Iran’s Intelligence Minister’s claim while; the US sanctions have put heavy pressure on the Iranian economy, according to Iran’s media reports. In recent weeks, Iran’s oil exports have hit less than a million B/D, while inflation and volatile currency are also indicative of a collapsed economy.