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Iran Dismantles Terrorist Cell Plotting to Sabotage Upcoming Election

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(FNA) – The Iranian intelligence ministry announced that it has disbanded a terrorist cell tasked with conducting sabotage activities concurrent with June 14 presidential election in Iran.

In a statement released on Sunday, the intelligence ministry said it has managed to identify and arrest all members of the terrorist cell after finding traces and gathering accurate information about the cell’s activities and mission.

The statement further mentioned that the head of the terrorist cell had been recruited by the spy agency of an Arab country and later contacted the Israeli spy agency Mossad after travelling to Israel.

After receiving the needed intelligence and military trainings in Israel, the head of the terrorist cell has received a list of actions from Mossad officers to conduct espionage and terrorist activities in Iran, the statement said.

It further said that the prime suspect had later formed a 12-member team to conduct sabotage and terrorist activities in Iran, specially during the upcoming election day on June 14.

Last week, an Iranian security official said that the country’s security forces have arrested several terrorists led by Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCRI) who planned to sabotage the election in Iran.

“Following the identification of active members of several groups linked to the MKO grouplet, several simultaneous sting operations were conducted in Tehran and several other cities and serious blows were dealt to those groups”, the security official said on the condition of anonymity.

Despite using alias names and titles, most of the identified groups had a history of association with the MKO grouplet and many of the arrestees had been previously jailed for similar activities, press tv reported.

Two of the arrestees had recently entered Iran to instruct their agents inside the country on how to spark turmoil during the election, the source reiterated.

Candidates officially started election campaigning this morning after the official announcement of the eligible candidates. Campaigning will continue up to June 13, that is 24 hours before the start of the election.

Iranian voters will go to over 66,000 polling stations inside and outside the country on June 14 to elect their next president.

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