The UK Government has finally decided to get tough in tackling aggressive Iranian terrorism carried out on British soil. But is Downing Street overlooking a network of extremist cultural institutions hiding in plain sight?
In the coming weeks, the UK may terror-list Iran’s most feared military organisation, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
This impending decision follows Tehran’s execution of British-Iranian national Alireza Akbari this month – the first such execution of a dual-national by Tehran since the 1980s.
MI5 director general Ken McCallum recently confirmed that Iranian agents had planned 10 attacks on British soil in 2022, including plots to kidnap and murder British or UK-based individuals. Rishi Sunak has admitted that the Government is spending an increasing amount of time countering Iran’s malign activities in Britain.