Egyptian police thwarted an Iranian-financed attempt to topple the government and install an Islamic regime inspired by Iran's spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, authorities said Tuesday. Officials said police arrested 19 of 29 members of the group and charged them with "conspiring with a foreign country to launch hostile acts against Egypt to undermine its political and economic position." Ten are still being sought. The suspects also were charged with belonging to a "secret anti-government organization" and "exploiting religion to propagate an extremist ideology and sow sedition." The charges are punishable by up to 25 years of hard labor. The officials, who asked not to be named, identified the foreign country in the charges as Iran, which broke diplomatic relations with Egypt because of the 1979 Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.