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04-28-2009, 06:31 PM
Iran arrests group planning pre-vote bombings: radio

Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:30am

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has arrested a group of people linked to Israel who were planning bombings ahead of the Islamic Republic's June presidential election, the intelligence minister was quoted as saying on Sunday.

State radio, citing Intelligence Minister Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei, did not say how many people had been arrested or give any other details.

Iran often accuses Israel and the United States, its two arch foes, of seeking to undermine the Islamic state. Last year, an Iranian businessman was hanged after he was convicted of spying on the military for the Jewish state.

"A group of deceived elements ... who wanted to carry out explosions, particularly before the June election, was arrested," Mohseni-Ejei said, according to the radio report.

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