Iranian security forces have detained four people they say were paid by someone based in Britain to carry out five assassinations, state-run Press TV reported on Thursday. "Iran's Intelligence Ministry says it has arrested four Britain-linked terrorists in the western city of Marivan, who carried out five assassinations in the last two years," the English language TV channel said on its website.
The detainees said they were given promise of US$20,000 for each murder, but they only received US$8,000 after accomplishing the mission. They have confessed to getting orders in the Iraqi city of Suleymaniye from their commander "Jalil Fattahi" who is now residing in the United Kingdom, the Iranian report added. According to detainees, Fattahi, who has also been charged with several assassinations in Iran, gave them the order in Suleymaniye and delivered weapons and the cash on the Iran-Iraq border.