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Iran Says Mosque Bombers Had US/UK Ties

From France’s AFP:

Iran says April mosque blast a bombing, suspects held

TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran said on Wednesday that a blast in a mosque that killed 13 people in the southern city of Shiraz last month was indeed a bombing and that suspects believed to have links with the country’s Western foes had been arrested.

“Through the efforts of the law enforcement forces… the main person involved in the Shiraz mosque explosion was arrested in one of the northern cities of the country,” the Fars news agency quoted Intelligence Minister Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie as saying.

“The main agent, who was directly an accomplice in the bombing, was arrested during an attempt to leave the country. The person was armed when arrested,” Mohseni Ejeie said.

After initial reports that the April 12 explosion, which also wounded more than 200, was the result of a bombing, officials had insisted that it was accidental.

An interior ministry body said the blast was set off by munitions on display in the mosque as part of an exhibition commemorating Iran’s 1980-1988 war with Iraq.

Mohseni Ejeie said that five other suspects had also been detained and that explosives and cyanide had been confiscated from them, the report said.

“This terrorist group had relations with Britain and the United States and these countries were notified about this matter by the foreign ministry.

“But they did not take any measure to prevent (this group’s) terrorist actions and rather supported them,” the minister said.

“These people are all Iranians,” he said adding that the group had plans to carry out similar operations in different places after the Shiraz bombing…

They need to pick a story and stick to it.

I personally think the “Hidden Imam” did it, since according to Mr. Ahmadinejad not a sparrow falls without his say so.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 7th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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