Iran summons Qatar envoy over terror network
Iran Press TV
Tue Jun 4, 2013 1:59PM GMT
Iran Foreign Ministry has summoned Qatar chargé d'affaires in Tehran following reports of the dismantlement of a terrorist network with links to the spy agency of an Arab state.
The Qatari envoy, who was summoned in the absence of Doha's ambassador to Tehran, was asked on Tuesday to relay the Islamic Republic's strong objection to his country's authorities.
On June 2, Iranian Intelligence Ministry said it had uncovered a Mossad-trained network of terrorists with links to the spy agency of an Arab state, plotting to sabotage Iran's upcoming presidential election, which is scheduled to be held on June 14.
"The ringleader of this group was recruited by the spy agency of one of the most dependent and reactionary Arab countries in the region," the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry stated that it had confiscated large amounts of light weapons, adding that the group was also tasked with creating sectarian strife and religious rift across Iran and assassinating the prominent figures of religious and ethnic groups in the country.
This is not the first time Iran has arrested foreign spies.
On March 21, Iranian Intelligence Ministry disbanded two terrorist groups that smuggled weapons into the country and were making arrangements for different types of seditious acts ahead of the June presidential election.
|Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list|