Iran on Tuesday asked the UK to identify and deport members of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Al-Ahwaz also known as Al-Ahvaziya group.
Tehran accuses the group of planning the attack on an Iranian military parade which took place on Saturday in the Ahwaz region and led to killing of 25 people and wounding of 60 more.
“We have asked the British government to identify members of the terrorist organisation in the country, to ban their activities and to deport them,” Iran’s Ambassador to London, Hamid Baeidinejad said.
The ambassador also criticised the group’s spokesman, Yacoub Hor Al-Tostari, who praised the attack immediately after it occurred during a phone call with the London-based Iran International TV channel.
“Iran International” has shamefully broadcast an interview with the spokesperson of the terrorist group behind today's terrorist attack in Ahwaz. We condemn this heinous act and will pursue formally with Ofcom to investigate it as an act in supporting terrorism and violence.
— Hamid Baeidinejad (@baeidinejad) September 22, 2018
The ambassador said that his country had lodged a complaint with the Ofcom which monitors and regulates British media claiming the channel promotes terrorism.
Both Daesh and the Al-Ahvaziya group claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attacked.