Mon, 19 Jan 2009 18:02:04 GMT
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry has disclosed details about a ‘US-backed’ spy ring which had plans to topple the Tehran government.
Following the arrest of four Iranian nationals on charges of plotting to overthrow the government with Washington’s support, head of the counterespionage department in the Intelligence Ministry said Monday that the group intended to build social and political tension in the country.
The intelligence official said “organizing anti-government public rallies and creating ethnic division in the country” were among the tactics to be employed by the network.
The official, who did not reveal his name, added that the group had even been successful in luring a number of Azeri people in Azerbaijan Province into joining voices of political dissent in the country.