Second Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Policy and National Security Parliamentary Commission in Iran said the Security Ministry arrested several BBC Persian Service reporters who were planning a revolution under the guise of journalistic activities.
Iranian media quoted the commission’s chairman Hussein Subhaniya as saying that the arrested journalists began recruiting forces to launch a coup before Ramadan.
“The Security Ministry prepared an operation against the group in the month of Ramadan,” Subhaniya said. “They aimed to disseminate views against the Iranian Revolution under the guise of journalistic activities.”
Subhaniya said the security minister did not release information about the arrests at a press conference last week because he wanted to coordinate the issue with the Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry.