Tehran (IP) – Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that members of a terrorist group affiliated with Mossad were identified and arrested by Iranian security forces before they could take any action to carry out acts of sabotage.

Iran PressIran News: Iran said that it had plans to carry out terrorist attacks in the country.

The ministry went on to say that the terrorists, who were in contact with Mossad agents through one of the neighboring countries, had sneaked into the country from Iraq's Kurdistan region.

The team entered Iran months, and while identifying one of the country's sensitive centers in Isfahan province, they planned to blow it up.

Members of the spying network intended to carry out acts of sabotage and terrorist attacks in some sensitive areas by using the most up-to-date equipment and powerful explosives, adding that their goals were predetermined.

However, the ministry said, all of its members were captured by "multi-stage and preemptive operations" of security forces, adding that "their weapons, explosives, as well technical and communication equipment were also discovered and confiscated."

The statement also noted that further details about the operation would be announced after an investigation was complete.

The ministry, however, did not clarify how many people were arrested. 


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