Tasnim Ė The spokesman for Iranís Judiciary praised the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for busting Ruhollah Zam, the head of an anti-Iranian website and Telegram channel, and said following his arrest ďinvaluableĒ information has been obtained.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday, Gholam Hossein Esmaeili expressed his gratitude to the IRGCís Intelligence Organization for the ďprecisionĒ operation to arrest the counter-revolutionary figure.
He further rejected claims that some government officials have been arrested due to their possible connection with Zam and said, ďSo far, no one in the administration, Judiciary, Armed Forces or elsewhere has been arrestedÖĒ
He further advised political groups ďnot to point a finger of blame at each otherĒ for links with Zam, who was the admin of the website ďwww.amadnews.orgĒ and Telegram channel ďAmadnewsĒ.
ďOf course, we obtained invaluable information on this issue, but no new arrests have been made since Ruhollah Zamís arrest,Ē the spokesman added.
Last week, the IRGC announced in a statement that in a ďcomplicatedĒ operation, it had managed to arrest the administrator of a website ďdirected and supported by Franceís intelligence serviceĒ.
The IRGC emphasized that Zam had been running extensive psychological warfare in recent years with direct logistical support of foreign intelligence services and counter-revolutionary agents outside the country in order to sow discord inside Iran, stoke Iranophobia, disseminate lies, foment doubt among the younger generation about religious beliefs, prepare the ground for acts of violence and terror and create chaos and unrest inside the country.
ďThis evil mercenary elementĒ was busted during a ďsophisticatedĒ intelligence operation, according to the IRGC statement.
ďDespite being under the guidance of the French intelligence service and the support of the US and Zionist intelligence servicesÖ, and being guarded round the clock by various means and covers, he fell into a trap laid byÖ the IRGCís Intelligence Organization,Ē the statement read.
Amadnews was suspended by the messaging app Telegram last year after Iran accused it of carrying calls for violence during protests that started in late 2017 and continued across the country. But the channel soon reappeared under a new name.