Iran hangs 2 for allegedly aiming to topple state

Two men executed Thursday wereconvicted of involvement in an armed group aiming to topple 's clericalleadership, according to Teheran's top prosecutor.

State television earlier linked theexecutions to the unrest following June's disputed presidential election,saying they were among those convicted of involvement in rioting.

But prosecutor Abbas JafariDowlatabadi made no mention of the protests in a later statement to state TV,saying the two were members of a monarchical group and plotted assassinationsof officials and bomb attacks.

The lawyer of one of the executedmen said her client was arrested in April, before the election.

Dowlatabadi also said five otherpeople have been sentenced to death for opposition protests.