The Baghdad Post

Unit 400 … Iran’s latest scheme to spread chaos, terrorism in the world

The terrorist cell of “Unit 400” emerged last April, headed by Ali Barhoun, one of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) senior leaders.

It was unfolded during the investigations that followed series of arrests in Chad, which showed investigators that Iran was behind the recruitment and training of its elements – aged between 25 and 35 years old – to carry out terrorist attacks against Western targets in Africa.

“Unit 400” is Iran’s latest plan to spread chaos and terrorism around the world, a part of Al-Quds Force and led by Hamid Abdullahi, who was designated by the United States in 2012 as terrorist activity supporter.

Observers pointed out that Iran “Unit 400” has prepared sleeping cells that can be activated to attack Western targets if the tension between Iran and the West reached an armed escalation leading to a comprehensive military confrontation.

“The terrorist cells that Iran has been building in the past three years, are active in a number of African countries, such as Chad, Ghana, Niger, the Gambia, and Central Africa,” according to Ghinston institute.

They were being built since the signing of the nuclear agreement, proving that US President Donald Trump was right to withdraw from the notorious nuclear agreement with Iran.

The report pointed out that Trump was absolutely and still right; Iran has used the surplus funds received from the sale of oil, releasing the frozen $150 billion to establish a global terrorist network.

This structure will be its upper hand in the case of separation and division with the West. It means that there has never been a sincere Iranian intention to abandon expansionist dreams, possession of nuclear and missile weapons, but a temporary truce and calm before the storm.

According to the writer Amil Amin, Tehran had used the turmoil in Iraq and Syria to found region-wide training camps for its terrorist elements. Those elements are being prepared to be sent to the corners of the world – and for few dollars, it was easy to buy many mercenaries.

He pointed out that the global terrorism of Iran does not stop at the borders of the Gulf region, it is accelerating time before the confrontation, which the leaders of Iran feel inevitably coming.

Amin stressed that Iran has nothing to do with real diplomacy; it only knows the best ways to procrastinate.

Observers said that Iran’s attempts to carry out new terrorist operations in Africa came in the wake of the recent disclosure by British security officials of terrorists linked to Iran while storing explosive devices on the outskirts of London.

They [British security officials] warned that Iran may resort to new terrorist networks in Africa, at a time of escalating tension between Washington and Tehran.

Meanwhile, Tehran had already raised the uranium enrichment limit above the agreed in 2015 nuclear deal with western powers, which indicates its intends to create a nuclear weapon.

These actions raised tensions in the Gulf, triggering terrorist attacks against Arab and western oil tankers. Source