Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alawi announced on Wednesday that the country's border guards have arrested several terrorists along the country's Eastern borders.
"Three terrorist leaders have been arrested by Iran's border regiment," Alawi said, addressing people in the city of Ferdos in Eastern Iran this evening.
He noted that the arrested terrorists had been plotting to carry out suicide attacks on public religious ceremonies during the lunar months of Moharram and Safar - that ended yesterday - in Tehran.
The minister declined from providing any further details.
In October, Alawi announced that the country's security forces had arrested several spies in the Southern province of Bushehr which hosts the nation's first nuclear power plant.
"Thanks to the vigilance of the Intelligence Ministry forces who monitor the moves of the foreign intelligence services, some agents who intended to carry out surveillance and intelligence gathering for the foreigners in Bushehr province have been identified and sent to justice," Alawi said, addressing a number of local officials in Bushehr city at the time.
The minister further reminded the decisive role of the Bushehr province for the country, and stressed, "This province as the economic, industrial, military, trade and nuclear hub of the country has a special position at the national level."