ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday it was ready to work with all concerned parties to uncover what was a sinister “false-flag ploy”, after Belgian authorities said an Iranian diplomat had been arrested on suspicion of plotting a bomb attack in France.
“How convenient: Just as we embark on a presidential visit to Europe, an alleged Iranian operation and its “plotters” arrested,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted.
“Iran unequivocally condemns all violence & terror anywhere, and is ready to work with all concerned to uncover what is a sinister false flag ploy.”
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani left Tehran on Monday for an official visit to Austria and Switzerland.
Writing by Parisa Hafezi; editing by Andrew Roche