Iran has arrested individuals behind a scheme to 'smear the government' through importing alleged Israeli oranges into the country.I like the "anti-racism" line.
"We are absolutely certain that the oranges were not imported from Israel and that the stickers were fabricated," Iran's Intelligence Minister Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei told reporters after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
"It is obvious that the move was aimed to smear the government and overshadow its anti-racism activities," he explained.
"[In addition to those detained,] some people have been summoned or invited for further study of the case, the result of which will be announced accordingly," the minister went on to say.
The oranges which were allegedly imported from Israel sparked controversy in Iran, as Tehran bans any sort of dealings with Tel Aviv.
The oranges had stickers with a sign that read Jaffa Sweetie Israel PO. However, they were distributed in boxes bearing 'made in China' imprints.
(Actually, the Jaffa Sweetie is not an orange, but a pomelit.)