TEHRAN, Jan. 10 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian intelligence ministry issued a statement on Wednesday recounting some measures undertaken by this ministry in regards to the recent riots in some cities of Iran.

Iranian intelligence ministry issued an announcement on Wednesday recounting that the ministry has managed to identify and arrest some of terrorists involved in recent days’ riots in Iran.

The ministry says that the anti-Revolution terrorists were tasked with turning the peaceful protests against economic issues into anti-Establishment riots.

“The intelligence ministry succeeded in identifying and arresting some of the elements responsible for riots, murder and beatings of civilians and police forces with firearms and cold weapons, destructing and rubbing from public properties, and disrupting the general order and security, with the help of popular reports and intelligence monitoring,” reads the opening of the announcement.

Also the report recounts that a terror cell who entered the country from western borders, equipped with weapons and three AK-47 rifles (also known as Kalashnikov’s Automatic Rifle), were identified and arrested in western city of Sardasht. The cell intended to conduct terrorist operations in Iran.

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