Tunisian-born Canadian doctoral student Chiheb Esseghaier, arrested as part of the Canadian “train plot,” is believed to have visited Iran at least once within the past two years, according to US officials.
Esseghaier’s visit adds to intrigue about the Canadian claims of “al-Qaeda in Iran” being involved in the plot, particularly since officials say he visited Zahedan, the always tense capital of Sistan-Balochistan.
While Iran is overwhelmingly Shi’ite, Zahedan is a Sunni-dominated city along the border with both Afghanistan and Pakistan, and has been the site of terrorist attacks by Jundallah against its Shi’ite minority several times.
Jundallah at one time had ties with al-Qaeda itself, but it was eventually ditched for its domestic secessionist focus. Evidence was for years floating around of CIA backing for Jundallah, though in 2012 it was revealed that Israel’s Mossad had actually recruited the group to launch attacks against Iran, using US passports and paying in US dollars to give the impression they were a US mission.
The link to Zahedan gives the “al-Qaeda in Iran” story a bit more plausibility, as al-Qaeda is known to have had some ties there in the past, and Sunni jihadist groups of unknown affiliation continue to operate there, attacking Iranian targets with regularity. Several questions yet remain about who Esseghaier allegedly visited and what he did, but this revelation, if true, surely adds to the intrigue.
4 thoughts on “US: Canada Train Plot Suspect Went to Eastern Iran”
Believed by whom?
US officials are yapping what the zio told them to yap.
The worm is on the hook. Now will the American fish bite ?
leaving aside the fatuous innuendo that this person ' visited iran' …[ how may other places has he ever visited in his life? Did he ever visit disney world? Watch Day of the Jackal? ] How random…[ of course its not random].
the story is that he is supposed to have visited eastern iran and may be made contact with enemies of the iranian government- jundallah/al qidda which is supposed to have been bankrolled by the CIA/Mossad to undermine the iranian government through acts of terror? Sounds like a very elaborate set up if this person did indeed meet with CIA/Mossad assets…..it seems that canada should be talking to their bosom buddies USA/Israel and finding out the answers from.. unless they are all in on it and its just one big charade. Just another pathetic attempt by empire at demonizing iran.
Al Quaedduh in Iran. Hahahahaha. Now they've got me worrying about Al Quaedduh in Indianapolis. Will I need to stay away from the Gary air show this summer? Oh wait – maybe that will be cancelled because the poor air force has no money after the suq-asstration. Here I thought the Three Stooges script writers were all long dead, but they just moved to Toronto and D.C.
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