Saudi Arabia Arrests Alleged Iran-Linked Terror Cell

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On September 28th, Saudi Arabian authorities announced that 10 alleged members of a terrorist cell had been arrested in the country.

The arrest took place earlier, on September 23rd.

Three of them are believed to have received military and field training at sites belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards between October 29th and December 8th, 2017.

The other seven suspects were linked to the group in different roles, according to the statement, which was carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

A spokesman for the Presidency of State Security added that the suspects had also been trained to make explosives.

“Three of those arrested had been trained in Iran while the rest were linked to the cell in various roles,” he said. The locations of the arrests were not given and identities of those arrested cannot be be revealed at this time for legal reasons, he added.

Saudi Arabia did not reveal the identities of those arrested “for the interest of the investigation” as authorities seek to gather more information about their activities and connections both within and outside of the kingdom.

“Competent authorities at the presidency thwarted a terrorist cell… whose elements received military and field training on how to make explosives, at the Revolutionary Guard’s sites in Iran,” the State Security Presidency said in the statement.

“Security investigations revealed the elements’ identities as well as two sites used by the elements to store weapons and explosives,” it added.

The spokesman said a cache of weapons and explosives was confiscated at a house and a farm. It included nine explosive devices, four Kalashnikov machine guns, a Heckler and Koch G3 rifle, a sniper rifle, two pistols, an air rifle, 4,620 rounds of ammunition, 18 machine gun and pistol chambers, 14 knives, and military uniforms.

Other items included 5.28 kilograms of gunpowder, 67 explosive fuses, 51 electric detonators, a welding machine, and a range of capacitors, electrical transformers and electronic components used to make explosive devices.

On September 27th, Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said it had foiled a “terrorist attack” in early 2020 that was allegedly backed by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

The statement confirmed earlier media reports about an alleged planned attack and added a timeframe.

Saudi state television Al-Ekhbariya and Bahraini newspaper Akhbar Al-Khaleej reported that Interior Ministry investigations found that a new group called the “Qassem Soleimani Brigade” had planned to attack several public and security structures in Bahrain.

“We want to make clear that this case goes back to early 2020 and it is currently being looked into by the relevant court,” the Interior Ministry statement said.

The report by Akhar Al-Khaleej said the foiled attacks had been planned to avenge the January killing in Iraq of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani by a US drone strike.

It said security forces foiled the plot after finding an explosive device in the Badei area meant to target a visiting foreign delegation.

Saudi Arabia Arrests Alleged Iran-Linked Terror Cell

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Saudi Arabia Arrests Alleged Iran-Linked Terror Cell

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Saudi Arabia Arrests Alleged Iran-Linked Terror Cell

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Saudi Arabia Arrests Alleged Iran-Linked Terror Cell

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Zionism = EVIL

hahahaha Hollywood CIA props, I like the silver Kalashnikov, what’s next the man with the golden gun. The Saudi idiots are imploding, broke, losing and desperate now. ROFLMAO. Iranians are enjoying the comedy show for free :)

The Objective

They are building up public opinion against Iran you dumb. All these allegations will be used to justify a strike on Iran when the time comes. Unfortunately, Iran has a bad reputation for training parallel armies in other countries. No one will believe Iran even if it were innocent of this allegation.

Traiano Welcome

Why are you working so hard to bend reality?

The Objective

How else does it benefit the Saudis to make such a claim?

Traiano Welcome

The question is not about how it will benefit the Saudis, the question is whether the claim itself is true, or even plausible.

Why believe the Saudis? They have no credibility. Neither do their allies have any credibility.

Their reasons for lying are their own but it does not change the fact that they are liars.

The Objective

Iran has a reputation for creating illegal armies on foreign soil

Traiano Welcome

Not at all. In fact it is the opposite: Iran has a reputation for supporting LEGAL, LEGITIMATE resistance movements on foreign soil.

Plus, you ignore the fact that it is the people you support, the Saudi head-choppers and their neo-colonial western masters who carry out illegal invasions and terrorist acts on foreign soil.

The Objective

If I were president of a country I’ll not allow any resistance movement in my country outside my command. Anyone who wants to defend the country should join the army or get military training from the official armed forces and stay as a reserve or prepared to serve in the case of mobilization like what Azerbaijan and Armenia are doing now. If any country wants to help us with weapons, training, and cash, they do that to the official armed forces not create an armed group.
What Iran is doing isn’t a surprise for any learned Sunni cos Shiites have done this for centuries.

Traiano Welcome

The premises of your statement are:

1. You are a legitimate president and not a colonial puppet placed in power by the USA, France or UK.
2. You have the legitimate broadbased support of the people of that country and have addressed the needs of sizeable minorities.
3. You and your army are even capable of defending the borders of your state and opposing order.

However, Iran only lends aid to local resistance movements countries which do NOT meet any of these criteria, which is quite fine ethically and morally.

On the other hand the USA, Israel, Saudi Arabia, UK and France, Turkey consistently act to destroy the 3 criteria I mentioned above.

Given your statement, you would have to acknowledge that it is in fact USA, Israel, Saudi Arabia, UK and France, Turkey who are guilty of what you accuse Iran of.

The Objective

Who is Iran to set these rules for countries?
Iran’s real goal is taking over the Hejaz and Jerusalem. Give Iran these two holy sites and you’ll have some brief moment of peace before they try to take over the entire Muslim world – which will lead to an endless bloodbath. All the militias you see are not aimed at Israel ALONE. Sunnis are also a target. The militias allow Iran to encircle both Mecca (from the Persian gulf, Iraq and Yemen) and Israel (from Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine). If you observe the map carefully, you’ll notice these Iranian militias have surrounded Mecca, Medinah, and Jerusalem. Their weakest spot is in Iraq where they are still battling to entrench themselves.
I truly hope the U.S bombs start falling on the Mullahs now that these militias have yet to reach their fullest strength as Iran intends.

The Objective

What else do they get out of the claim? Sanctions or strikes on Iran?

Traiano Welcome

They get a deflection, by way of propaganda, that covers up the fact that their native Shia population is getting ever restless due to Saudi oppression.

They are trying to blame this on Iran, when in fact it is their own fault the Shia are getting restless in Saudi oil provinces.

This is a long-studied phenomenon. Do some reading.

The Objective

“they are trying to blame this on Iran”
Well, exactly what I said about building up international public opinion against Iran, especially in the US and Europe, cos theses will be the guys dropping bombs on Iran if it came to that.

The Objective

Your victory is highly questionable. Your adversaries are ruthlessly inhumane and nuclear-armed. You could be facing a genocide but still talking touch

Vox Populi

wow, Iran provided knuckle dusters and kitchen knives to Saudis? this has gotta be a joke, not funny.

The Objective

I believe this story because of Iran’s reputation and for the fact that these are the perfect option weapons for now. You don’t expect Iran to smuggle large weapons undetected – not with the intensive American surveillance around Iran.

Traiano Welcome

LOL!

The perfect weapons for what? Attacking a kebab stand?

If this level of weaponry was ‘perfect’ then the House of Saud would have fallen decades ago.

The Objective

Small firearms in the hands of many can be very destructive. Imagine 10,000 Shia youth in Saudi Arabia trained and armed with such weapons. They can turn Saudi Arabia into a warzone chaotic, where Iran better operates. The Taliban first started fighting back with small arms, the Syrian opposition also started with small arms, nearly every terror group starts fighting a government with small arms and captures equipment and weapons from the army, especially if they took the country by surprise like ISIS did years ago.
The report also says some had training in bomb making.

Traiano Welcome

None of these things are required to turn Saudi Arabia into a warzone.

The Shia of Saudi Arabia could overturn the House of Saud without a single bullet if they were angry enough. Every modern item found in a hardware store is a weapon enough if your argument is to be consistent. Every car is a molotov cocktail. Every spanner can destroy an oil plant.

The point I’m illustrating is that if Iran wanted to destroy the family business called Saudi Arabia they would not have to resolve to such mediocre attempts as arming a few morons.

In any case – you are speculating. The reality is that the Saud are liars, and one should first test if they are telling the truth before building castles of speculation on their claims.

What could or could not happen in fantasy land is merely fantasy.

The Objective

Iranians leaders lie too. Lying is permitted in shiism

Traiano Welcome

Whether Iranian leaders lie or do not lie is irrelevant to this issue: The question is whether this particular report is true or not.

It has not even met the minimum requirements for truth. It is absurd on it’s face.

The fact that the Sauds are persistent liars undermines the credibility of this report even further.

The Objective

I don’t see this report as absurd. I’ve lived in a society with Shiite fanatics and I know what they are capable of.
You seem to think yourself smarter than the Saudi intelligence officers.

Traiano Welcome

“You seem to think yourself smarter than the Saudi intelligence officers.”

Thank you, this made me laugh from the belly.

Saudi intelligence officers and Saudi officers in general don’t have a reputation for ‘intelligence’.

So yes, I do consider myself smarter than the Saudi intelligence officers.

Traiano Welcome

“I don’t see this report as absurd. I’ve lived in a society with Shiite fanatics and I know what they are capable of.”

Hard research and historical data show that the bulk of Muslim ‘fanatics’ are Sunni, or Sunni derived.

Put numbers to your claims and you will see that the Sunni are more likely to be fanatics.

PS.: I follow none of the primitive Abrahamic religions.

The Objective

Everything got to start somewhere. Iran wants the hejaz

johnny rotten

Wahhabi pedophiles are starting to get really scared and have no idea what to do.

d'Artagnan

It is not even plausible that a mature nation like Iran would provide these toy looking weapons to anyone, the silver AK-47 was once waved by Saddam at his infamous rent a crowd rallies. The cheap knives blew it.

The Objective

What do you expect Iran to supply at this moment? Countries are highly vigilant over Iran. It’s no longer the 1980s where they can train and arm Hezbollah with little detection. Therefore, Iran cannot supply large weapons without being detected. small firearms in the hands of many can be a very effective tool of terror.

Traiano Welcome

Look at what they’re supplying to the Houthi. Do you seriously think their resources stop at knuckledusters and handguns?

The Objective

It’s not about what Iran has, but what it can give undetected. Iran once masterminded a bloodbath at Kaaba in Saudi Arabia through Iranian pilgrims not Saudi Shiites. Which one is easier to do? Use Iran’s pilgrims or Saudi Shiites? How were those pilgrims armed by Iran? Very light.

Traiano Welcome

Which “bloodbath” are your referring to ?

The Objective
Traiano Welcome

Fake news.

There is no evidence that Iran ‘masterminded’ anything here.
This was standard civil unrest due ro the ontinual oppression of Shia muslims by Saudi Arabian Yerrorist regime’.

So, no, yours is not a valid argument.

The Objective

Yemen is a war zone and the borders are porous

Traiano Welcome

Exactly, and that is why the Houthi move in and out of Saudi Arabia at will.
And that is why the Iranis have no need to supply malcontents inside Saudi with useless weapons. They already have bigger guns in the right hands.

The Objective

The Shiite population of Saudi Arabia will support their houthi brothers when the time comes. And they can’t do so empty handed.

Traiano Welcome

When the time comes the Shia of Arabia will be given far more sophisticated weapons.

In fact, when the House of Saud falls, the Shia of Arabia will not even require weapons.

The Objective

Is your war against Sunnis or the House of Saud?

Traiano Welcome

Neither.

The Objective

Taqiyya.
The answer is “both” – not “neither”. I don’t care about the house of Saud, but I do care about Sunnis. And if you are crazy enough to attempt taking the Hejaz, then you’ll know we Sunnis love martyrdom more than Soleimani ever did.

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Torture them please and show their bodies, so other terrorists rethink if it’s worth it.

Vox Populi

Very mature comment from a Jew no less :)

d'Artagnan

That is is the nature of Zionist cowards and their brats like you.

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I would torture them if I could, but they are far away…

Traiano Welcome

… and you’re too much of a coward to go and visit them …

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Are you dumb? Israelis can not travel to the KSA, yet. But we can sure as hell send our officers to help the Emiratis and Bahrainis against the terror Iran has been doing to them.

Traiano Welcome

You’re an idiot. Who said anything about KSA?

I’m saying show us how brave you are and head to Sanaʽa, since you think your snowflake IDF can handle the Houthi.

You scared?

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Why would I go to that shithole? they don’t even have clean water. Sana’a will feel us good if they ever decide to shoot missiles over here, and trust me we don’t need boots on the ground for the retaliation.

Traiano Welcome

Yes please. They’re probably Wahabbis trained by Jizzrael.
Iran will be having a good laugh at these ‘terrorists’ they never trained.

In the meantime the Houthi are handing the House of Saud their own asses.

Traiano Welcome

So, Iran provides sophisticated drones and missiles to the Houthi but these suckers get knuckle-dusters?

Dass jus rayciss!

Potato Man

Those weapon looks so new as well, like wtf.

Traiano Welcome

Props.

Potato Man

LMFAO HAHAHAHAHAHAH
I know why they claim BS again remembered this:

New video shows how foreign-backed terrorists massacred civilians in SW Iran

A new and deeply disturbing footage shows a Saudi Arabia-backed terrorist group in the very act of a 2018 attack on a parade in southwestern Iran, which killed 25 people and injured 70 others, mostly civilian bystanders.
Video: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/09/24/634919/Iran-terrorist-attack-Saudi-Arabia-Ahvaz-Iran-International

But Iran would just send more missiles and drones from Yemen, why would they even care to train and send some sheeps.
Those weapons are so new, they fuking rich oil fukers can’t even buy 2nd handed weapons LMFAO.
Show us those “terrorists” btw who are they, where are they from. When they left Iran, how long were they in KSA. Any reporter ask those questions get new haircut :)

Garga

Blockquote>…as authorities seek to gather more information about their

activities and connections both within and outside of the kingdom.

Wanna bet they’ll find some connections to the “assassination plot” of the bad-seller lady in South Africa?

A similar scenario is “highly likely” to happen in Europe in a couple of weeks probably discovery by Netherlands or Denmark.

Whatever happened to us Iranians? We became extremely cheap and devoid of any principal whatsoever if we’re to believe these reports. On one hand, we say there is simply nobody in the entire US government and military that compares with our beloved national hero which they so cowardly murdered and no one is worthy to be a candidate for a retaliation, so we publicly announced that the revenge will be booting the Americans out of our region, right after some American military personnel complained about mild headaches caused by turning of Ayn-al-Assad (the lion spring) into Ayn-al-Jassad (the corpse spring), but now we secretly plot to kill nobodies very clumsily that is only worthy of “highly skilled” Mossad’:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xECg8btlgM4

(I suggest you hum the Pink Panther theme when upi watch this footage, Pat and Mat theme comes second)

Rafik Chauhan

by showing museum arts . doesnt prove iran has send those ressitance to saudi. iran doesnt need to send anyoen to kill Al saud bcuz they are killing themselve . and Yemen is enough to take care of this whabhi scum. so Saudi zionist lies will not work.

Traiano Welcome

The Saudis and their Bahraini vassals are liars and idiots. This old shpiel has been sung before:

“The distinguished Egyptian-American lawyer Cherif Bassiouni, who led

the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry into this year’s unrest,

said flatly in his 500-page report last week that there is no evidence

of Iranian involvement in events in Bahrain. This had been a core belief

of Bahrain’s royal family and the monarchs of the Gulf. Fear of Iranian

armed intervention was Bahrain’s justification for calling in a

1,500-strong Saudi-led military force on March 14 of this year before

it drove demonstrators from the streets. Bahrain even got Kuwaiti naval

vessels to patrol the coast of the island in case Iran should try to

deliver weapons to the Shia pro-democracy protesters.

No doubt the kings and emirs of the Gulf sincerely believe their own

conspiracy theories. Many of those tortured during the brutal repression

in Bahrain have since given evidence that their torturers repeatedly

asked them about their links to Iran. Middle-aged hospital consultants

were forced to sign confessions admitting that they were members of an

Iranian revolutionary plot. After accepting the Bassiouni report, King

Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa said that, though his government could not

produce clear evidence, Tehran’s role was evident to “all who have eyes

and ears”.”

https://www.counterpunch.org/2011/11/28/the-demonization-of-iran/

Traiano Welcome

“The same paranoia about Iran runs deep among Sunnis across the Middle
East. One Bahrain dissident, who fled to Qatar earlier this year, told
me that “people in Qatar kept asking me if there was a tunnel leading
from Pearl Square [the rallying point for the demonstrators] to Iran.
They were only half-joking.”

Traiano Welcome

The Saudis are perpetually lying about Iranian interference within Saudi Arabia:

“The identification of Shia political activism with Iran in the minds of
the Sunni has gone too deep to be erased. Last week saw a resurgence of
protests among the two million Shia in Saudi Arabia, mostly in Eastern
Province. The riots began when a 19-year-old man called Nasser
al-Mheishi was killed at one of the many checkpoints in Qatif, according
to Hamza al-Hassan, an opposition activist. He says that popular anger
was fuelled by the refusal for several hours of the authorities to allow
his body to be taken away by his family. As in the past, the Saudi
Interior Ministry claimed that confrontations between the police and
protesters were “ordered by masters abroad” – which is invariably the
Saudi state’s way of referring to Iran.”