Iranian Regime Rejects Canadian Claims of Al-Qaeda in Iran as “Most Ridiculous”

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Canadian police said on Monday they had arrested and charged two men with an “al Qaeda-supported” plot to derail a VIA passenger train. (The Star)

The Iranian regime today denied any links with an alleged terrorist plot that Canadian authorities claim was directed by Al Qaeda operatives in Iran.
The Islamic Republic News Agency reported:

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said the term “al-Qaeda in Iran” Canada has used to describe the suspect terrorists is the most ridiculous thing he has ever heard during his life.

Talking to IRNA, he made the remarks while commenting on the recent claims of the Canadian police that they arrested two people linked to al-Qaeda in Iran suspected of attempts to derail a train.

He said this is the funniest thing he has heard during his 64 years of life.

On the objectives of the remarks of the US defense secretary regarding selling dlrs 10 billion worth of arms to the Zionist regime as an important message for Iran.

He said Iran has proved during the past 34 years since the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution that it has always worked for peace and stability in the region.

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