Officials in Nairobi reported on Monday that two Iranian terrorists who were arrested in Kenya last week were planning to attack Israeli, American, British and Saudi targets in the country.
According to the officials, 15 kg of RDX-type explosives, designed to carry out powerful terrorist attacks, were found to be in the possession of the terrorists.
The suspects denied the charges against them, the officials said. One of them said, “We are asking the court to let us go because we are innocent."
The Prime Minister's Office said in response to the report that "Iranian terrorism knows no borders.”
The PMO’s statement added, “After Iran sent its men to assassinate the Saudi ambassador on U.S. soil and carry out attacks in Azerbaijan, Bangkok, Tbilisi and New Delhi, its intention to carry out terrorist attacks on African soil has now been exposed. The international community must fight the world's largest exporter of terror.”
On Sunday, the Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Unit, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, threatened Israel and said it will be destroyed if it “ventures an attack” on Iran.
Speaking at a press conference in Tehran, Hajizadeh said that Iran was in the final stages of producing its new anti-radar ballistic missiles that had a range of 300 kilometers. He said the missiles were “able to target any radar centers on land or sea with high accuracy and destroy it several times faster than the speed of sound.”
Also on Sunday, expanded sanctions by European countries against Iran went into effect. The sanctions ban nearly all imports of oil from Iran, and European companies will no longer be allowed to insure Iranian oil ships.
Iran Central Bank Governor Mahmoud Bahmani said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic is "easily" selling its oil despite western sanctions, because some countries have received waivers from the U.S. to import Iranian oil despite themeasures.
Bahmani said Iran would take action against the sanctions, but did not specify what it had in mind. "We have not remained passive. For confronting the sanctions, we have plans in progress," he said.