Scotland Yard has placed armed response vehicles outside an independent Iranian television channel after its journalists were threatened by Tehran.
Two journalists at Iran International, a UK-based, Persian-language broadcaster, were warned by police of a “credible threat” to their lives from Iranian security forces last week.
The channel accused the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of targeting two of its prominent British-Iranian journalists as part of a “significant and dangerous escalation”.
The channel has carried footage of protests and “state sponsored” intimidation in Tehran, and the Iranian authorities have designated it a “terrorist organisation”. On Thursday the Metropolitan Police deployed armed response vehicles (ARVs) to the channel’s west London headquarters.
A spokesman for Iran International confirmed there had been police vehicles at the building. He