Alleged supporters of the Iranian opposition have asked the British government to stop the Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorists from provoking violence in Iran.
Head of the Middle East Strategy Consultants in the UK, Massoud Khodabandeh, called on British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to stop the MKO from fomenting violence by sending supportive messages to Iran’s opposition movement.
"We would expect that you act immediately to prevent the incitement to violence by the terrorist [MKO] from inside the UK," Khodabandeh, a former MKO member, wrote in a letter to Brown.
"In doing so you would remove from Iranian hard-liners their main excuse for crushing the people’s legitimate protests to bring about change in their own country."
Iran has blamed Britain, the US, the Zionist regime and the MKO of masterminding and supporting the riots that erupted after the presidential election in June 2009.
Tehran has also strongly condemned the interference of foreign countries in its internal affairs after the US and Britain praised the group of people who held anti-government protests on the Shia Muslim religious event of Ashura when people commemorate the 7th century martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) grandson, Imam Hussein (PBUH).
Police used tear gas to disperse the protesters who damaged public property, set trashcans on fire, and clashed with security forces.
In his letter to the British prime minister, Khodabandeh said that Britain’s tacit support of the MKO would endanger the government and its interests, UPI reported.
"Britain, following Washington’s lead, has put herself in a position where she is seen to support terrorism," he wrote. "This is not in our interests."