Iran said on Sunday it has arrested seven people for allegedly planning to provoke riots on February 11, the day the nation marks the anniversary of its 1979 Islamic revolution.

“Seven people tied with counter-revolutionary and Zionist satellite networks and the sedition have been arrested,” the intelligence ministry said in a statement carried by local media.

It said the detainees were linked to Radio Farda — the US-funded, Prague-based Persian radio — and trained in Dubai and Istanbul, while “some of them were hired by the US spy service,” which was not named. AFP

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