Iran summons British envoy after foiled ‘bombing’ report

TEHRAN — Iran on Wednesday summoned London’s ambassador to Tehran, Simon Gass, after it reported the arrest of several people linked to an outlawed opposition group that it said enjoyed Britain’s “backing.”

“The Islamic Republic of Iran demands a serious inquiry by the British government into this issue and a report of its findings,” the official IRNA news agency quoted a foreign ministry official as telling London’s envoy.

That was a reference to Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi’s announcement on Tuesday that “two terrorist teams of hypocrites were identified and their key members were arrested.”

Iranians authorities refer to the exiled opposition People’s Mujahedeen as “hypocrites.”

The minister accused Britain, France and Sweden of “backing” the Mujahedeen.


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