Britain, den of anti-Iran groups

The British government nervously reacts to a Press TV report in which its support to certain anti-Iran terrorist groups is documented.

The Press TV report had it that Iran's Intelligence Ministry has arrested four UK-linked terrorists in the western city of Marivan.

The ministry said the captured terrorists have confessed to assassinating five Iranians in the past two years and that they were supposed to receive $20,000 for each terrorist operation inside Iran but they were only paid $8000 in all.

The terrorists also conceded that they have received orders and weapons from their chief in the Iraqi city of Soleimaniyeh, according to the ministry.

The terrorist chieftain is named Jalil Fattahi, who is currently residing in Britain. Fattahi is also one of the commanders of the Komole terrorist group, which has carried out several assassinations in western Iranian cities since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

Kurdestan Komole Party was created in 1979 the same year that the Iranian nation managed to defeat corrupt monarchy of Mohamed Reza Pahlavi and establish the Islamic Republic of Iran.

After the Islamic Revolution, the party took arm against the Islamic Republic system and its members resorted to terror attacks thanks to financial support they received from the then Iraqi regime under the Ba'ath Party.

The Komole Party of Kurdestan was forcibly isolated and its senior members escaped the country after Iraqi regime of Saddam conceded defeat in the 8-year war it imposed on the Islamic Republic from 1981-1988.

The members of Komole Party as well as other anti-Iran parties including communists and the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) left for the US and Europe, particularly the United Kingdom where they received certain official support.

Although, the MKO was blacklisted by the US government as a terrorist group, its members enjoyed the freedom to live and work in the United States and in the European countries and pursue their anti-Iran agenda.

In 2009, even British lawmakers wrote to US President Barack Obama and urged him to follow the EU example and remove the anti-Iran terrorist group MKO from the US blacklist. The EU blacklisted the group, but then removed the cult from its list of terrorist organizations in January, 2009.

Kurdestan Komole Party enjoys the same status in Britain as the MKO and other anti-Iran groups.

Britain has a long history in conduction secret espionage activities in Iran. It has also sponsored certain terrorist groups in its bid to sabotage the country's progress and development.

However, the British government denied links to these self-confessed terrorists.

A Foreign Office spokesperson claimed: “The UK does not support or encourage terrorist activity in Iran, or anywhere else in the world, and this claim will be seen as what it is: another in a long line of slurs against the United Kingdom from the Government of Iran."

This is while that, John Sawers, the head of Britain's spying apparatus, MI6, conceded last week that the UK government was carrying out espionage operations in Iran in its bid to disrupt the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.

"Stopping nuclear proliferation cannot be addressed purely by conventional diplomacy. We need intelligence-led operations to make it more difficult for countries such as Iran to develop nuclear weapons," he said.