Iran says it has arrested head of US-based ‘terrorist group’

Iran says it has arrested the head of a US-based 'terrorist group', which was responsible for planning several large-scale attacks that ultimately fell through. – EPA pic, August 1, 2020.

IRAN said today it has arrested the head of a US-based “terrorist group” accused of being behind a deadly 2008 bombing in the southern city of Shiraz and of other, abortive attacks.

The group’s “Jamshid Sharmahd, who was leading armed and sabotage operations inside Iran, is now in the powerful hands” of Iran’s security forces, state television said in a report citing a statement from the intelligence ministry.

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