Security forces have identified a terrorist group linked to enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Islam and aimed at plotting sabotage, after gathering information in a precise and all-inclusive way and arrested all of its members, the ministry said in a report.
According to the report, the ring leader was recruited by one of the Arab countries in the region. The ring leader who was later linked to Mossad to conduct different missions had also visited occupied Palestinian lands for military and intelligence training.
Being in Palestinian occupied territories, he had received a list of intelligence requirements from Mossad's officers and then traveled to Iran to conduct espionage and terrorist activities ahead of upcoming elections in the country, the statement read.
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.
Two of the arrestees had recently entered Iran to instruct their agents inside the country on how to spark turmoil during the election, a security official said on the condition of anonymity.