Iranian journalist brutally slashed outside his London home

Iranian journalist brutally slashed outside his London home
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A well-known Iranian journalist living in Britain has suffered several stab wounds outside his London residence.

Two individuals attacked Pouria Zeraati, a host on the Persian-language television network Iran International, on Friday afternoon as he was leaving his house.

According to The Telegraph, he was being driven to work at approximately 3:15 p.m. when a stranger approached him outside his south west London home.

The man attempted to engage him in conversation before another suspect came up behind him and began slashing him with a knife.

The two attackers then went off in a waiting car nearby which was being driven by a third suspect.

Mr Zeraati, who is married, suffered multiple stab wounds and was rushed to hospital where he was said to be in a stable condition.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard confirmed they were aware of the incident and were investigating.

While the motive for the attack remains unclear, it is understood that MI5 have been made aware.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that UK counter-terrorism police had foiled 15 plots linked to Iran, with journalists who are critical of the regime in Tehran among those reportedly targeted.

Iran International has previously been declared a “terrorist organisation” by the Iranian government and in December, it was reported that detectives had uncovered a plot by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) to assassinate two journalists in London.

The Iranian regime had allegedly plotted a knife ambush at the homes of Sima Sabet and Fardad Farahzad but it was foiled when one of the hired assassins double-crossed the state.

It was reported that a people smuggler was offered more than £150,000 to murder the journalists who were critical of Tehran.
It is believed the knife plot was a back-up scheme after the initial idea of a car bomb outside the TV studio was foiled by the presence of heavy security.

In December, Austrian national Magomed-Husejn Dovtaev, who was born in Chechnya, was found guilty of spying on the network’s west London headquarters.

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