TEHRAN: Pakistan played a role in helping Iran arrest its most wanted Sunni terrorist Abdolmalek Rigi, head of Jundullah, who was seized onboard a flight from Dubai, Islamabad’s Ambassador to Tehran Mohammad Abbasi said on Wednesday.
“I must tell you that such action cannot be carried out without the cooperation of Pakistan. I am happy that he has been arrested,” he told a media conference. On the other hand, Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi had said on Tuesday the entire operation was carried out by Iranian agents, and no other regional country was involved. An airport official from Bishkek told AFP on condition of anonymity on Tuesday that the passenger plane Rigi was travelling in was forced to land on Iranian territory by two Iranian jet bombers. “Rigi will be put on an open trial in Sistan-Balochistan,” Fars news agency quoted Mohammad Marzieh, prosecutor of Zahedan as saying.