Captured Jundallah leader Abdolmalek Rigi has
said that while in Morocco, suspected Israeli or US agents had given him a list
of people to assassinate in Tehran.
In a recent interview, Rigi told Press TV that before his arrest Jundallah had
held a series of meetings in Casablanca with a group who had claimed to be NATO
"When we looked back at all the things that had happened we felt that two things
were unclear. First, if they are from NATO why did they not meet with us in
Afghanistan where they have bases and where they can contact us in a much more
easy and secure manner," said Rigi.
"The second issue was that the first time they informed us that NATO forces
wanted to meet with us we thought they were going to speak about eastern parts
of Iran, because NATO forces are stationed in Afghanistan," he added.
"But they insisted that we should transfer our operations from the eastern
border region to the capital. We thought that this was very strange. When we
thought about it we came to the conclusion that they are either Americans acting
under NATO cover or Israelis," he further explained.
Accordign to Rigi, the Israeli or US agents said they would provide him with a
list of names, addresses, and photos of people who they had to assassinate in
Tehran as well as any other equipment and explosives they may need to carry out
He further pointed out that they had promised him very high sums for the overall
project as well as specific amounts for each assassination.
Iranian security forces arrested Rigi while he was onboard a flight from Dubai
to Kyrgyzstan in late February.
Jundallah, which is based in Pakistan, has carried out numerous bombings,
assassination attempts, and terrorist attacks in Iran, one of which killed at
least 40 people in the southeastern city of Pishin.
After his arrest, the ringleader confessed that Western intelligence agencies
supported his terror activities against Iran.
During the interview, Rigi also said that his activities were undoubtedly the
result of "a mix of ignorance and hatred."