A senior Iranian legislator warned that the hirelings and members of the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) have hatched a plot to start unrests in Tehran today in a bid to open fire on the civilians to bring the police and security forces into armed clashes.
"The security forces should try to show a firm confrontation (against such unrests) in areas where unlawful gatherings seem likely so that the Monafeqin (hypocrites as MKO members are called in Iran) and enemies cannot misuse the situation," member of the parliament’s Islamic Revolution Fraction Seyed Mohammad Javad Abtehi told FNA on Sunday.
He pointed out that the MKO members plan to kill the people who gather in streets to put the blame on the Iranian security forces in order to create a rift between the nation and government, and demanded the public to avoid watching the protests held by the small number of protestors.
Earlier reports said that a number of MKO members have infiltrated the country in a bid to start illegal gatherings to open fire on the public in a move to bring the country into chaos.
During riots in western Tehran on Monday afternoon, the MKO teams opened fire at the public and police troops, killing one university student on the scene and wounding 9 more. One of those wounded in the incident also died later at the hospital.
Tehran’s police tried to disperse the rioters, but did not reciprocate the gunfire. Police officials announced on Tuesday that most of those wounded in the incident were security and police troops.
According to police officials, the seditionists had hatched a plot to get the police and security forces involved in armed clashes to allege that they had been treated violently, but they failed to do so.
Meantime, Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar announced on Saturday that the country’s security forces will confront those involved in the recent unrests in Tehran, but according to the Islamic Republic’s laws.
"The sedition move has a triangular pattern with the hegemonic system at the top and sedition masterminds at the bottom," he stressed, implying that leaders of the recent unrests in the Iranian capital are only puppets of foreign powers.
He further elaborated on those who run such intrigues, and said, "This triangle has been formed through collaboration among the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), monarchists and outlaws in a move to take revenge from the Iranian nation."