Iranian Security Ministry dismantles US-sponsored riot networks
Iranian intelligence agencies discovered a network linked to last year's riots, which were receiving financial support from the US and directives from dissidents abroad.
On Wednesday, the IRGC's Intelligence Department and the Ministry of Security announced the successful dismantling of a network plotting to incite unrest within the country.
In a joint statement, the two governmental agencies hailed the operation as a significant blow to an organized network fomenting unrest in Iran.
The statement revealed that "members of this network had received financial support from the United States' Department of State and were directed through an Iranian opposition politician residing abroad."
It further noted that they had been actively recruiting women and planning their involvement in riots.
According to the statement, this network had conducted "seminars for individuals both inside and outside the country, providing free virtual courses for activists in the fields of women's rights and civil society."
The statement also disclosed that the most recent training workshop organized by this network took place in July last year, hosted by an Iranian opposition journalist at the University of SOAS in the United Kingdom.
It was revealed back in June that the intelligence agencies of 20 foreign countries were involved in the recent riots that swept over the country.
"Among the countries that have been active in these areas are the United States, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Canada, Belgium, Austria, Albania, Australia, Iceland, Italy, Kosovo, Norway, Bahrain, New Zealand, as well as the occupying Zionist regime," according to Brigadier General Mohammad Kazemi, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps IRGC's Intelligence Organization.