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Spy network revealed in Iran's province - official

26 June 2013 10:33 (UTC+04:00)
Spy network revealed in Iran's province - official

A spy network has been revealed in Iran's Fars province, Iranian Intelligence official of Fars province said, IRNA news agency reported.

The official, who remained anonymous, said that the members of the spy network were arrested by the Iranian Intelligence Ministry.

Without revealing the number of arrested people, the official said that the members of the group planned terrorist attacks during the presidential elections in Iran, at polling stations, during public rallies and Friday prayers.

"The group's plans were not carried out as they were arrested," the official said, noting that the members of the group were connected with the U.S., Israel and regional Intelligence agencies.

On June 3, Iran also reported on detention of another group of people, who allegedly wanted to cause turmoil during the upcoming presidential elections in the country.

Iran's Intelligence ministry said 12 members of a spy team have been arrested. These people were involved in spying and terrorist activities earlier, according to Fars news agency.

Some of the people in the group were also connected with the the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO).

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