A senior member of the Jundullah terrorist group says that the group has been trained and financed by “the US and Zionists”.
Abdolhamid Rigi, the brother of Jundullah leader Abdolmalek Rigi made the remarks in a court session held in the southeastern city of Zahedan on Wednesday.
Abdolhamid Rigi was among the thirteen members of the Jundullah who were accused of terrorist activities, Fars news agency reported.
Pakistani security forces arrested Abdolhamid last year and extradited him to Iran.
The defendants told the court that foreign spy agencies support Jundullah.
Citing the defendant’s confessions, the court’s judge said that after the extradition of Abdolhamid, foreign intelligence agencies had incited Jundullah members to step up their terrorist attacks in Iran including hostage takings to put pressure on Iran to release Abdolhamid.