Report: Iran arrests members of exiled opposition group

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June 21, 2009 09:30

 
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Iranian authorities have arrested members of an exiled opposition group over alleged "terrorist activities" including setting buses on fire and destroying public property, Reuters cited state television on Sunday. The announcement of the arrests of Mujahideen Khalq Organisation (MKO) members came after unrest across Teheran on Saturday as demonstrators protesting against the official results of Iran's June 12 presidential election clashed with police. Sunday's television report, which did not directly mention the election or the unrest, said the arrested MKO members were guided by the organization's "operation room" in Britain, and had entered Iran after receiving training in neighboring Iraq. "Leaders of this group (MKO) had encouraged members to carry out terrorist activities such as setting buses and gas stations on fire and attacking Basijis (Islamic militiamen) and destroying public property," state television reportedly said.

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