Jordan Says it Has Foiled Iran-Backed Bomb Attack

إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية W460

Jordanian authorities have foiled a "terrorist" attack and arrested an Iraqi man in possession of explosives said to have come from Iran's Revolutionary Guards, a judicial source said on Monday.

"Security services thwarted a terrorist plan at the last minute which was going to be carried out by an Iraqi on behalf of Iran's Quds Force," the source told AFP, without providing further details.

The suspect, whose name was not given, was arrested in possession of 45 kilos of explosives in the northern town of Jerash.

The source did not say when he was detained.

He was due to appear before the state security court later Monday, accused of "possessing explosive material and planning terrorist acts", the judicial source said.

Iran's Quds Force, the foreign operations arm of its Revolutionary Guards, is charged with carrying out missions abroad.

Tehran is a key backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has accused Jordan of aiding rebel groups fighting his forces in Syria.

Jordan is hosting a U.S.-run program to train Syrian rebels to fight against the Islamic State group and has said it is training some tribal groups in Syria.

There are fears that the normally peaceful kingdom could become embroiled in the conflicts raging in neighboring Iraq and Syria.

The last major attack on Jordanian soil was in 2005 when suicide bombers blasted three hotels in Amman, killing and wounding dozens of people.

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Thumb _mowaten_ 06 July 2015, 14:38

yea right, as claimed by the independent Jordanian judiciary. lol

Thumb EagleDawn 06 July 2015, 16:04

the paid mouthpiece mowaten of iran and his 100 aliases don't believe in the independence of the Jordanian judiciary. It is a Mossad job for sure.

Thumb _mowaten_ 06 July 2015, 16:42

lol anonyme, so jordan said jump, and you jumped. enjoy.

Missing CFTC 06 July 2015, 16:44

@mowaten E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T. Still laughing since you made the comment years back you were not shia but rather secular and atheist. That was funny, thank you! I also laughed more today when you said "yea right, as claimed by the independent Jordanian judiciary. lol"
Thank You Thank You

Thumb _mowaten_ 06 July 2015, 16:46

and to answer your question, no there isn't a single country in the world i simply "trust". they all have agendas, and they all have "raisons d'Etat" that will supersede any "ethics" (if they ever had any). what i trust is evidence, demonstrated facts, not a parachuted vapid statement by some king's henchman.

Default-user-icon illegitimate & illiterate.southern (Guest) 06 July 2015, 17:45

breaking barriers
well said
well put
and Bravo

Thumb ex-fpm 06 July 2015, 17:49

Thumb _mowaten_ 06 July 2015, 18:49

if you say so anonyme.. who cares what you think.

Thumb marcus 06 July 2015, 19:12

agreed texas; these people speak out of hatred and sectarian bias.
exfpm: these acts are what helped create ISIS and gave it impetus.

Thumb shab 06 July 2015, 20:39

imagine_1979 - 100%

Thumb barrymore 06 July 2015, 21:46

is there one single incident concerning hezbollah/iran that mowaten(s) ever acknowledges? I guess not...

Default-user-icon josephani@theresistance4.0 (Guest) 06 July 2015, 22:39

where is josephani?

Default-user-icon zabadani (Guest) 06 July 2015, 22:40

where is mowaten?

Thumb Mystic 06 July 2015, 22:46

Here you go folks, your Jordanian king and Queen.