June 03, 2008
Pakistan has threatened to turn over 6 members of a US-supported terrorist group to Iran. The group, known as Jundullah, operates on both sides of the border between Pakistan and Iran, and has carried out a number of violent attacks on Iranian army facilities and officers inside the country.
Above is an older video from The Young Turks describing the relationship between Jundullah and the US government
Jundullah, which is supported by the United States, has been identified as a terrorist organization by Iran and Pakistan. US intelligence officers have said they are working to block the extradition of the 6 Jundullah members to Iran, where they could face execution if found guilty of espionage (terror suspects actually get a trial in Iran).
The capture of the Jundullah members is seen by intelligence sources in the region as another indication that Pakistan’s new government is distancing itself from the U.S. and U.S. intelligence operations in the country.
Other such steps by Pakistan in recent days include an accord between Pakistan’s government and militant tribal leaders in the country’s Swat Valley region where Taliban figures are believed to be hiding.
The CIA has denied direct ties with Jundullah, despite the fact that US officials have admitted that intelligence officers frequently meet and advise the group. Iran also claims to have Ã¢â‚¬Å“proper documentationsÃ¢â‚¬Â� linking the United States with other terrorist activity inside its borders, particularly an April 12th bomb attack at a mosque in Shiraz that killed 14 people.