Iranian group rejects claim its shot at protesters

February 15, 2011 16:19

PARIS — An Iranian opposition group has rejected accusations that it fired on an opposition protest in Tehran, calling the report a lie.

Clashes at Monday's rally in the Iranian capital left one person dead and dozens injured.

Iran's IRNA news agency cited acting police commander Gen. Ahmad Reza Radan as saying that members of the armed opposition group MEK, or Mujahedeen Khalq, opened fire at police and protesters. He did not provide any evidence to back up his claim.

The France-based National Council of Resistance in Iran, which speaks for MEK, says the claim is "ridiculous and false."

The group said Tuesday the claim was "fabricated by the regime even when everyone knows that it is the ruling power and its organs repressed the protesters by shooting at them."

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