Jerusalem, July 18(ANI): Teheran's Intelligence Chief Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei has claimed that Israel had planned to assassinate Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during the country's elections last month.
Mohseni-Ejei claimed that Israel collaborating with Iranian Mujahedeen opposition members had met in Egypt and France to plan Ahmadinejad's killing, The Jerusalem Post reports.
"The Zionist leadership met with members of the opposition near Sharm e-Sheikh in Egypt and also met with them in Paris in order to plan the assassination of Ahmadinejad," said Mohseni-Ejei.
Mohseni-Ejei also referred to Sunnis fighting against the country's Shi'ite government to be involved in the plot.
"Opposition members set several conditions for the implementation of this mission and asked that the US and other factors remove the organization's name from its list of terror groups. The enemies even contacted rebels in eastern Iran to get their assistance," he added. (ANI)