0455 GMT January 24, 2019
“We are facing conditions that the security services of neighboring countries and even faraway countries have directly taken action against the country’s security,” Mahmoud Alavi said in an open session of the Parliament on Tuesday, Tasnim News Agency reported.
Outsiders are financing, supporting and training the anti-Iranian trends and terrorist groups, he deplored.
Alavi pointed to the advanced methods that terrorist groups employ to cross the border and carry out operations in Iran, saying they are in possession of powerful motorcycles, SUVs, machineguns and even antiaircraft guns.
Apart from military trainings, the terrorists receive training in intelligence tactics and making secret contacts, the minister added.
He highlighted the success of the Iranian intelligence apparatus in foiling the hostile plots, saying the security forces detect two or three terrorist teams on average every week.
In comments earlier this month, Alavi said the intelligence and security agencies of the US, Israel and some regional countries are behind terrorist incidents in the Islamic Republic.
The policies of the US and Israel and their support for the terrorist currents also play major role in the terror incidents, the minister added.