Iran names two doctors in US-backed plot: Report
Two Iranian doctors are among people accused of involvement in a U.S.-sponsored plot to overthrow the Islamic system of government, Iranian media said on Monday.
Iran's judiciary said last Tuesday four people had been detained in connection with a U.S.-funded plot but did not name them.
"Intelligence Ministry officials gave the names of two of the four arrested ... as doctors Arash and Kamiar Alaei," the semi-official Fars News Agency said. Another news agency, ILNA, also published their names.
State broadcaster IRIB said confessions of those involved in the case would soon be aired, but did not name them. Iran has broadcast confessions in the past from people accused of threatening state security.
The semi-official Mehr News Agency on Saturday said a Tehran court had sentenced to jail a number of people over the allegations of a U.S.-backed plot, but did not give details.
Iran's counter-intelligence head said the arrested were among the network's main agents, "who cooperated with U.S. intelligence agents consciously and intentionally and implemented their demands in detail," Fars reported.
"This case attracted a number of our countrymen into this U.S. intelligence trap, of whom four have been arrested by the judiciary but of course the real number is in the dozens," Fars quoted the official, whom it did not name, as saying.
Reuters Last Mod: 19 Ocak 2009, 14:36