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Washington backed MKO members arrested before detonating bombs

Iran arrests members of "terrorist" exiled group – tv

Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested members of an exiled opposition group who had planned terrorist attacks in Tehran on the first anniversary of a disputed presidential election, state television reported.

The report said members of the Mujahideen Khalq Organisation (MKO) were arrested by the Intelligence Ministry before they could detonate bombs in "a few squares in Tehran".
"By using some … people trained in Iraq … and the support of Britain, Sweden and France, the leaders of this criminal group wanted to detonate bombs in sensitive places in Tehran," Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi was quoted as saying.

Moslehi did not say how many people were arrested or when.

The report came two days after Iran said it had arrested 13 members of an anti-revolutionary group who had carried out terrorist attacks in the Islamic state.
Tehran said that armed group was linked to the Islamic state’s "foreign enemies".[…]
Moslehi said at least one of the detained MKO members had been involved in the post-election unrest.

Iranian officials often accuse the United States, Britain and Israel of supporting terrorists. They dismiss such allegations. (Editing by Andrew Roche)

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