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'Biggest' Terror Plot Foiled in Tehran: Iran State TV

Terrorists were arrested, bombs were detonated and equipment was seized

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    File photo: Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, arrives for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi at his office in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, March 16, 2014.

    Iran's Intelligence Ministry thwarted "one of the biggest" terrorist plots, which included a number of bombings and attacks in different parts of the country, during the holy month of Ramadan, state media said Monday.

    Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani praised the "capable and experienced" authorities, telling the state-run IRNA news agency, that "several people" had been apprehended in recent days. 

    Terrorists were arrested, bombs were detonated and equipment was seized, IRNA said.

    The plot was "one of the biggest" to target Iran, according to the semi-official FARS news agency.