Iran foiled `bombing` plot on vote anniversary: Minister

Iran has arrested several people linked to an outlawed opposition group over plans to carry out bombings on the anniversary this week of last year`s disputed election, Iran`s intelligence minister said on Tuesday.

Updated: Jun 16, 2010, 00:15 AM IST

Tehran: Iran has arrested several people
linked to an outlawed opposition group over plans to carry out
bombings on the anniversary this week of last year`s disputed
election, Iran`s intelligence minister said on Tuesday.

"Two terrorist teams of hypocrites were identified and
their key members were arrested," Heydar Moslehi said on the
state television website.
Iranians authorities refer to the exiled opposition
People`s Mujahedeen as "hypocrites."

Moslehi said the detainees planned to "carry out bombings
in several Tehran squares on the anniversary of the election"
on June 12, which passed off without major protests against
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The minister accused Britain, France and Sweden of
"backing" the Mujahedeen and adding that one of the suspects
had been arrested "in a student dormitory."
Iran`s opposition leaders, who reject Ahmadinejad
re-election last year as massively rigged, called off
demonstrations on June 12 over safety concerns for
participants.

PTI