Iran denies link to Canada terrorism plot

2013-04-23 09:06
An al-Qaeda militant. (File, AFP)

An al-Qaeda militant. (File, AFP)

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Tehran - Iran on Tuesday denied claims by Canada that two suspects arrested in connection with a terrorism plot had received support from al-Qaeda elements in the Islamic Republic.

"The charges are baseless and no documents were presented by the Canadian side to back them up," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ramin Mehmanparast told reporters.

"It is widely known that there is neither political nor ideological compatibility between Iran and extremists groups, especially al-Qaeda, and that we condemn terrorism in any form" the spokesperson added.

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