A report on Sunday has linked the Iran regime’s Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) with terrorism and fundamentalism. With the formation of a spy cell, one Iranian national, one Afghan and 30 Saudis were arrested on charges including to ‘provide secret and sensitive information related to the military of Saudi Arabia and its armed forces.’
In the piece reported on by the National Council of the Resistance of Iran (NCRI) the spy cell was traced to have travelled between Saudi Arabia, Iran and Lebanon. The MOIS is questionably only answerable to the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Khamenei; and the evidence suggests also that some suspects in the spy cell specifically meet with the clerical regime’s Supreme leader.
Saudi Arabia is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) inaugurated in the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA) to unite efforts to combat all terrorist organizations. The aim of the council, formed of GCC countries is to ‘unite efforts in order to combat terrorism through [use of] legal tools.’
In a GCC meeting attended by Saudi officials at the invitation of Bahrain’s Chief of Public Security Major-General Tariq Al Hassan earlier in April its aims and outcomes were agreed. These were restated that ‘anyone possessing images, slogans, symbols or fundraises for any of these designated organizations would also be dealt with through the law.’
One of the features of the GCC is amplify the use of legal tools to cut funding and prosecute including ‘recognized terror organizations as well as individuals proven to be supportive of or taking part in terrorist activities’.
On the likelihood of bringing a prosecution against the 32 arrested the NRCI picked up on a further report by the Saudi daily Okaz, saying that ‘the public prosecutor has recently presented evidence against each of the suspects’.