Iran’s Envoy to the UK Accuses European States of Sheltering Terrorists

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Earlier, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned the EU over its decision to add two Iranian nationals and the Iranian Intelligence Ministry’s Directorate for Internal Security to its “terrorist list”, following an alleged murder plot in Denmark, saying that Europe shelters militants responsible for the murder of thousands of its citizens.

Iranian Ambassador to the UK Hamid Baeidinejad has lashed out at the European Union over what he said was its “hypocrisy” in listing Iranian nationals and organisations in its “terrorist list” while allowing actual terrorists to operate freely.

“Unfortunately, European countries have become a safe haven and a shelter not only for the MKO, but also for representatives of new terrorist and separatist groups which are openly pursuing Iran’s disintegration,” Baeidinejad said in a tweet, referring to the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (MKO), a self-described Islamic socialist group whose military wing has actively looked to overthrow the Iranian government.

According to the diplomat, the freedom to operate which these Iranian terrorist groups enjoy in Europe has given them opportunities to plot attacks inside Iran, and otherwise work to try to threaten the country.

“The Iranian people do not see the prospect of giving these hateful groups [safe haven]…as a manifestation of political freedom,” Baeidinejad stressed.

Baeidinejad’s remarks were made…

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