The Iranian government through its embassy in Kenya has denied any connections with the two men arrested on suspicion of planning terror attacks in the country.
Kenyan police had alleged that the two men had been recruited by an Iranian group to plot attacks in the East African country.
The country’s police chief on Saturday said that they believed the men, Abubakar Sadiq Louw, 69, and Yassin Sambai Juma, 25, had travelled to Iran several times.
Iran’s ambassador to Kenya, Hadi Farajvand, said that even though the men might have visited Iran, neither of them was linked to the country’s security agencies.
The Iranian mission however said that it was “ready to cooperate” with the Kenyan officials.