Head of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi
A senior Iranian lawmaker has criticized British Foreign Secretary William Hague for accusing Iran of meddling in the developments of Syria, saying the UK has no rights to “make judgment” about regional uprisings.
“The people of the region should make judgment about regional uprisings themselves, and not Britain which has always increased the problems of the region's nations in the past and present,” Fars news agency quoted Head of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi as saying.
The reaction came after Hague in an address to the House of Commons on Tuesday claimed that Iran "is combining brutal suppression of opposition leaders at home with the provision of equipment and technical advice to help the Syrian regime crush protests in Syria."
Boroujerdi noted that Britain has had a leading role “in all plots hatched against the Islamic Republic during the past 30 years such as sanctions and the removal of the Mujahedeen Khalq Organization (MKO) from the list of terrorist organizations.”
The MKO is listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community and has carried out numerous acts of terror and violence against Iranian civilians and government officials.
The European Union removed the Iraq-based MKO from its list of terrorist organizations in 2009.
Boroujerdi also pointed out that Britain's embassy in the Iranian capital, Tehran, and its intelligence and media organization had a “direct and illegal interference” in Iran's 2009 post-election unrest.