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1980s
21 Dec 10,, 17:07
This is getting more interesting by the day:

MP: Pakistan's ISI Plays Direct Role in Training Terrorists against Iran (http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8909301417)

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian legislator on Tuesday underscored that the Pakistani Army's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) played a key and direct role in training the terrorists who carried out the recent bombings inside Iran.

"Based on the documented intelligence available, the Pakistani Army's Inter Service Intelligence plays a direct role in training and organizing the terrorists," Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said at an open session of the parliament.

Naqavi Hosseini expressed surprise at the ISI move, and reiterated, "Such a measure is against the two countries' friendly relations and all expectations of now and the past."

He asked the Pakistani government to prove the opposite if it believes that the information is incorrect.

Naqavi Hosseini made the remarks less than a week after a suicide attack near a mosque in Southeastern Iran took the lives of at least 39 and wounded 93 people in a mourning ceremony held to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein (AS), Shiite Islam's third Imam.

The attack took place outside Imam Hossein Mosque in the port city of Chabahar, in Sistan and Balouchestan province, near the border with Pakistan on Wednesday.

The Pakistani-based Jundollah terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack. The notorious group has built a safe haven in Pakistan and escapes to this Eastern neighbor of the Islamic Republic each time it stages a terrorist operation in Iran.

Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar announced later on Wednesday that the terrorists who carried out the bombings in Chabahar had received their necessary trainings in Pakistan.

"A number of terrorists that are being trained beyond (Iran's) Eastern borders in Pakistan have carried out this terrorist attack," Najjar told reporters on Wednesday.

The Iranian official pointed out that the terrorists received equipment and training from foreign elements, adding that the Islamic Republic has warned Pakistan against providing a safe haven for terrorists.

Meantime senior commanders of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and the Army on Monday stressed Iran's capability to chase and destroy terrorist cells beyond Iran's borders.

"The anti-revolution grouplets which have been sheltered in the neighboring countries, like Pakistan, and are supported there should be chased and suppressed there in Pakistani territories and this is the only way to confront terrorist actions," Deputy Head of the General Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Major General Gholam Ali Rashid told FNA yesterday.

Rashid also underscored that the IRGC Ground Forces enjoy such capability and can end terrorist activities across Iran's Southeastern borders.

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S2
21 Dec 10,, 18:19
A fascinating development here. Horrible news, obviously, for those affected by Jundallah's latest rampage but the implications strike far wider...and deeper than simply another bloody terror attack.

Ne0
21 Dec 10,, 20:28
ISI should get Best Training Centre for Terrorists award