U.S. Organizing Terrorists to Attack Iran

April 8 , 2007

On April 3, ABC news reported that the United States has been covertly supporting a Pakistani terrorist group that has carried out a series of raids inside Iran.

Citing U.S. and Pakistani intelligence sources, the report said the raids had resulted in the deaths of numerous Iranian officials.

The group, called Jundullah, live in both Pakistan and Iran, and operated from Pakistan's Baluchistan province on the border with Iran, ABC said. In February, the group admitted responsibility for an attack that killed at least 11 people on a bus in the Iranian city of Zehedan.

The ABC report also said Pakistani government sources said a secret well-funded campaign against Iran was on the agenda when U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney met Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in February.

The speaker of Iran's parliament, Gholamali Haddadadel, said on April 5 "There is no doubt in our minds that the United States spares no effort to put pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran...The best indication of United States' support to a particular terrorist group is that one of the leaders of this terrorist group was given the opportunity to speak on VoA after committing the crime," he said, referring to a Voice of America radio broadcast after an attack in February.

According to a recent article in the London Sunday Telegraph, a former CIA official has stated that funding for armed separatist groups operating in Iran is paid from the CIA's classified budget. The aim, claims Fred Burton, an ex-State Department counter-terrorism agent, is "to supply and train" these groups "to destabilize the Iranian regime."