On Thursday state-run Press TV reported that AM Iranian authorities have caught 4 people they say were paid off by a Kurdish militant based in Britain to carry out assassinations.
The English language TV channel said on its website, “Iran’s Intelligence Ministry says it has arrested four Britain-linked terrorists in the western city of Marivan, who carried out five assassinations in the last two years”.
It said the men were all members of Komala (an Iranian Kurdish group — described as a “terrorist” organisation) and received weapons and money on the Iran-Iraq border to accomplish their tasks. It didn’t say who were their target.
The news came out on the day Iranians memorialise the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran after the 1979 revolution.
The Press TV report, saying that Britain “funded and supported certain terrorist groups against the Islamic Republic”.
United Kingdom still has diplomatic relations with Iran, unlike the US.