IRANIAN FUNDS HELD BACK OVER BOMB PLOT
French authorities on Tuesday froze the assets of the internal security section of Iran’s Intelligence Ministry as well as those of two Iranians, and all but pointed a finger at Tehran as the force behind an alleged plot to bomb an Iranian exile group’s rally near Paris.
Police also raided the headquarters of a Muslim religious association in northern France, seizing weapons and detaining three people.
The building houses a Shiite federation, an antiZionist party and other groups. The assets of the groups and their leaders were frozen as well.
A joint statement by France’s interior, economy and foreign ministers made clear the six-month freeze on the Intelligence Ministry’s internal security section was linked to the alleged attempt to bomb the June 30 rally outside Paris of the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran, or MEK.