Tehran: Iran has arrested a group of individuals who sought to “foment unrest” in the country by planning nationwide strikes and bringing up again the “fake” student poisonings, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Sunday.
The arrestees were linked to “anti-Islamic groups, anti-Iran Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization as well as French spy agents,” the report quoted informed sources as saying.
The report noted the arrestees all have criminal records and had been detained for a while, but were released under pardons issued by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
The arrestees coordinated to plan nationwide strikes of workers and teachers over pay and brought up again the “fake” student poisonings, said the report.
Among the detainees are individuals who’d been arrested before for cooperating with French spies, the report added.