NewsRescue- A group known to be sponsored and supported by the United States, as seen in the ABC video clip below, and from other links, has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide, terror attack on the Iranian elite Revolutionary guards that occurred on Sunday.
At least 42 people, including ranking commanders of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) were killed by an explosion during a unity conference between Sunni and Shia tribal leaders in the borderline city of Pishin in Sistan-Baluchistan.
Iran has condemned Pakistan and the US for these attacks and promises a swift and comprehensive response for the two deadly acts of terror on its citizens.
The Jundullah group, according to the Telegraph is a group operating out of Pakistan given tactical support by the USA, in a program established under the Bush administration to destabilize the Iranian regime. Telegraph:
“…However, the CIA is giving arms-length support, supplying money and weapons, to an Iranian militant group, Jundullah, which has conducted raids into Iran from bases in Pakistan.
Iranian officials say they captured 10 members of Jundullah last weekend, carrying $500,000 in cash along with “maps of sensitive areas” and “modern spy equipment”….” [Telegraph.co.uk]
ABC News Video report:
According to the NewYorker:
One of the most active and violent anti-regime groups in Iran today is the Jundallah, also known as the Iranian People’s Resistance Movement, which describes itself as a resistance force fighting for the rights of Sunnis in Iran. “This is a vicious Salafi organization whose followers attended the same madrassas as the Taliban and Pakistani extremists,” Nasr told me. “They are suspected of having links to Al Qaeda and they are also thought to be tied to the drug culture.” The Jundallah took responsibility for the bombing of a busload of Revolutionary Guard soldiers in February, 2007. At least eleven Guard members were killed. According to Baer and to press reports, the Jundallah is among the groups in Iran that are benefitting from U.S. support.
The C.I.A. and Special Operations communities also have long-standing ties to two other dissident groups in Iran: the Mujahideen-e-Khalq, known in the West as the M.E.K., and a Kurdish separatist group, the Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan, or PJAK. [NewYorker]