Iran angrily rejects Canadian police claims


Tehran media said there was no shred of evidence that the terrorist plot to attack a passenger train between Toronto and New York was linked to al Qaeda elements on its soil. Speaking at a scheduled news conference, Ramin Mehmanparast, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, accused Canada of hostility toward his country.

Although police said there was no indication of Iranian state sponsorship of the terrorist conspiracy, Assistant Commissioner James Malizia said that the two suspects had received “direction and guidance” from “Al Qaeda elements” located in Iran.

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