TEHRAN, June 9: Iran has handed an official protest to the United Nations accusing the United States of supporting a militant group and creating spy networks inside the country, media reported on Saturday.

The protest, addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, accuses the United States of supporting Jundallah, an outlawed armed group blamed for deadly attacks in Iran's southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province.

It also said the United States was “organising spy networks against our country” aimed at carrying out sabotage in sensitive regions to destabilise the Islamic republic.

“After the plans of the US government to carry out sabotage in Iran, the Iranian envoy has sent separate notices to the UN secretary general giving Iran's strong protest over hostile actions of the United States.—AFP

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