Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:1AM
The head of MI5, Britain’s internal Security Service, has accused Iran of supporting terrorism while evidence shows Britain itself has been engaged in training and hosting terrorists. “In parallel with rising concern about Iran’s nuclear intentions, we have seen in recent months a series of attempted terrorist plots against Israeli interests in India, Azerbaijan and elsewhere”, said Jonathan Evans, director general of MI5. Evans also said that the possibility of a return to state-sponsored terrorism by Iran or Lebanon’s Hezbollah could not be ruled out because of the growing pressure imposed on them. Moreover, Evans said there has been an increase in the number of British citizens who are heading to Arab countries to get terrorism training. He also said that there was a large number of individuals “in cars and on the streets” in Britain “talking about wanting to mount terrorist attacks here”. The director-general of Britain’s Security Service also said that MI5 was trying to counter the “astonishing” cyber attacks against the country’s industries. In his first speech over the past two years, Evans warned against the exploitation of internet “vulnerabilities” by states and criminals. He also warned that cyber attacks were a threat to the integrity, security, and the accuracy of information. The comments made by the MI5 chief come as he offered no information about the extent of Britain’s involvement in the training and hosting of terrorists. Neither did he mention what percentage of terrorism promotion on the global scale is conducted by this regime as Britain is considered to be one of the founders of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Documents revealed by even the British media and anti-Iran media outlets show that terrorist groupings like Abdolmalek Rigi’s Jundallah, The Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), the Kingdom Assembly, and PJAK have been provided with places in London to be used as their headquarters. Furthermore, these documents show Britain’s spying apparatus MI6 has repeatedly trained, supported, and funded these terrorist groupings. The assassination of some of Iran’s nuclear scientists can be traced back to London. Moreover, some terrorists behind the 2009 sedition in Iran turned up in Britain. Two years before the start of the intelligence operations to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program, John Sawers, the head of MI6, talked about the ineffectiveness of sanctions. A few weeks later, Iran’s nuclear scientists like Majid Shahriari were assassinated. Thus, if Evans is not aware of the extent of Britain’s terrorist projects, he can ask his criminal peer at MI6 for a comprehensive and extensive report. ISH/JR/HE