The US Embassy issued an alert on June 22, three days after the men were arrested, warning Americans against travelling to Mombasa, ordering Government workers out of the city, and suspending Government travel there through July 1. US agents had been involved in the Mombasa raids in which the chemicals were seized. Their plan was to use local agents to commit the acts.
Mohamed and Mousavi, who appeared in a Nairobi court last week, were arrested on June 19.
Another officer told The Standard the two are believed to be members of the Revolutionary Guardsâ Quds Force.
The two had come from Saudi Arabia and spent three days in a Nairobi hotel before one of them travelled to Mombasa.
It was when he travelled to Mombasa that he moved the explosives close to the Mombasa Golf Hotel and returned to Nairobi.
Police revealed it was after he arrived back at the city hotel that they were informed these guests had refused to have their rooms cleaned.
âAn informer aware of their activities revealed they were suspicious. When we arrested them they claimed to be businessmen, but they later led us to Mombasa where the chemical was found,â said the officer.
After Iran sent its agents to murder the Saudi ambassador on US soil, the country has engaged in attacks in Azerbaijan, Bangkok, Tbilisi, and New Delhi.Â Now, we have just discovered a plot for a terrorist attack in Africa,â Netanyahu said.