Iran busts Mossad ‘terrorist cell’

AFP-JIJI

Iran has dismantled a “terrorist network” backed by Israel’s Mossad intelligence services that planned to disrupt the upcoming presidential election in the Islamic republic, the state broadcaster said Sunday.

“The Intelligence Ministry has identified and arrested the members of this terrorist network, and confiscated their weapons,” IRIB said on its website, quoting a statement by the ministry.

It said the arrested group was made up of 12 members. The ministry neither identified any of those arrested nor mentioned their nationality, but said the cell leader originated from an unnamed “regional Arab” country.