Iranian intelligence agencies announced on Saturday the arrest of the leader of the pro-monarch organization Tondar, who is considered by the Islamic Republic authorities to be a US-based terrorist group.
“The leader of the Tondar terrorist group, Jamshid Sharmahd, who led the armed and sabotaging operations in Iran, fell into the hands of (intelligence services) during a complex operation,” said a statement from the official Iranian newspaper IRIB.
According to the report, Sharmahd is behind the explosion in a mosque in the Iranian city of Shiraz in 2008, in which 14 people were killed and around 200 injured, as well as other attacks against the Iranian government.
According to the statement, the organization dedicated to the restoration of the monarchy that ruled the country before the 1979 Islamic Revolution planned to conduct several large-scale operations in the Persian country.
The group is considered an armed wing of an organization called the Assembly of the Kingdom of Iran and, according to data protection agency experts, is not well known beyond certain small promonarchic groups in the country.