[efoods]Iranian authorities presented a condemned Sunni rebel to reporters on Tuesday who said his group had received support from both the United States and al Qaeda to attack targets inside Iran.
The statement by Abdolhamid Rigi echoed Iran’s allegations about Jundollah (God’s soldiers), which claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a Shi’ite mosque in May that killed 25 people in the Islamic Republic’s volatile southeast.
He is a brother of Jundollah leader Abdolmalek Rigi and his execution was postponed last month when 13 other members of the ethnic Baluch Sunni group were hanged for attacks. Iran, an officially Shi’ite Muslim country, has small Sunni minorities.
This article was posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 2:09 pm