Iranian Group 'Planned Attacks'
The head of France’s domestic intelligence service (DST) has said an Iranian opposition group was planning to attack Iranian embassies across Europe. The allegation came as scores of supporters of the People’s Mujahideen protested outside the DST headquarters in Paris against the arrest of 159 members of the French-based group on Tuesday. Three Iranian demonstrators set themselves on fire, while in the Swiss capital, Berne, police prevented another man from setting himself on fire outside the French embassy. Iran has welcomed France’s crackdown on the People’s Mujahideen, an armed group which seeks the overthrow of the Islamic regime. Iran’s reformist President Mohammad Khatami, meanwhile, has broken his silence on the series of disturbances that have shaken the capital, Tehran, over the past week. Mr Khatami said such protests were normal in a democratic society, but they should be both carried out and dealt with within the law. Full Story