The Iranian government which supports numerous terrorist groups throughout the Middle East such as Hizbullah is upset at the British government’s decision to remove its ban on Mujahedin e-Khain(MKO) which has been creating problems inside Iran for over thirty years. The MKO is founded in an Islamic-Marxist base and, although supporting the overthrow of the Shah in the 1970s, has not been a supporter of the present government of Iran. It has conducted raids and bombings, and was responsible for the assassinations of several prominent Iranian clerics in the early 1980s. The MOK received support from Saddam Hussein and was initially friendly with Americans but has subsequently become identified by America as a terrorist organization.
MOK is listed by the European Union and the United States as a terrorist group, but a British court ordered it be removed from the terror list. Ironically, Iran which encourages terrorist groups is now complaining that other nations will not join its efforts to deal with the MOK.