0401 GMT November 30, 2022
A senior Iranian lawmaker described as effective recent attacks by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on separatist groups’ positions in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, saying the force managed to deal “fundamental” blows to the circles.
Abolfazl Amouei, the spokesman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, made the remarks while commenting on a Sunday meeting of the committee also attended by IRGC Deputy Chief for Operations Brigadier General Abbas Nilforoushan, Fars News Agency wrote.
The country’s recent security developments were discussed during the meeting, he said and added the Parliament had held a meeting behind closed doors earlier in the day in the presence of Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi to review the recent riots incited in the country following the death of a young woman, Mahsa Amini, in Tehran after collapsing at a police station where she had been taken to be instructed on the dress code.
Amouei said Iran’s enemies, who have always been awaiting an opportunity to make protests and demands in the country deviate from their right course and cause insecurity, capitalized on Amini’s death and provoked riots based on the plans they had drawn up earlier.
He stressed that the anti-Iran terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), and a number of separatist groups, whose affiliation with the country’s enemies are proven, took certain actions to provoke insecurity in Iranian streets.
The parliamentarian hailed the Iranian people for dealing with the issue wisely while following up on their demands and questions, refraining from being influenced by the poisonous atmosphere created by such circles, and dooming hostile bids to failure.
The MP said among the IRGC’s reactions to such riots and hostile bids was its pounding of the separatist groups’ headquarters in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, saying these groups were planning to infiltrate the Iranian soil and perpetrate acts of sabotage in the country.
Since September 24, the IRGC Ground Force has launched a series of aerial raids on the positions of Iraqi Kurdistan-based terrorist groups, including the so-called Komala Party, in response to the dispatching of terror teams and a large cache of weapons to western Iranian regions aimed at creating unrest following the death of a 22-year-old Iranian woman.
The Komala group has a long history of involvement in terror attacks and acts of sabotage in Iran in close collaboration with the United States and the Zionist regime. Back in August, Iran's Intelligence Ministry dismantled a Mossad-affiliated terrorist group, some members of which were from Komala.