2021-April-21 19:02
Politics
2021-February-16  13:44

Iran Strongly Rejects Claims about Scheme to Attack UAE Embassy in Ethiopia

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Embassy in Ethiopia vehemently rejected a New York Times report claiming that Tehran plans to attack the UAE mission in Addis Ababa, stressing that the allegations have been fabricated by the Zionist media.

The Iranian mission in Addis Ababa dismissed any involvement in the design to attack the United Arab Emirates’ embassy in the city, noting, "These baseless charges are fabricated and processed by the Zionist media."

"Neither Ethiopia nor the UAE have spoken on Iran's involvement in these issues," it added.

The New York Times claimed that Iran has plotted to attack the UAE embassy in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia announced on February 4 that 15 people had been arrested on charges of plotting to attack the UAE embassy in Addis Ababa, and that the country's intelligence services said the men were operating under foreign direction. However, it did not elaborate which foreign country was involved in the plot, but the New York Times claimed in the report that Iran was behind the incident.