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Shi’ite militants battling ISIS in Iraq’s northern Tikrit claim a patch of ground. REUTERS/Stringer

Riyadh-An official at the European Ahwazi Human Rights Organization (EAHRO) has said that the Iranian regime continues to recruit foreign militants to fight alongside militias in Iraq and Syria.

The official said that the recruitment process is carried out in Europe, mainly in its east.

The organization’s deputy Tah al-Yassine told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that EAHRO is planning for a demonstration near the Iranian embassy in London to protest the Iranian regime’s plots.

Protesters will include Ahwazis and Arabs, including Syrians, who have been suffering from the repercussions of the Iranian meddling in Syria’s affairs through its militias, he said.

The purpose of the demonstration is to condemn the Iranian regime’s role and its plots in Gulf countries, he told Asharq Al-Awsat.

The date of the protest will be set at a later stage pending the official approval of the British authorities to hold such a demonstration, Yassine said.

The organization has prepared photos of death and destruction caused by Houthi insurgents and the followers of Saleh in Yemen. The photos will be exhibited in Britain’s Birmingham city next week to expose the Iranian plots in Yemen.

The photos will be released again on the occasion of Eid al-Adha on September 11.

The Arab support and struggle for this cause are essential factors in confronting the Iranian regime, said Yassine.

Furthermore, he accused what he termed the Islamic Center of Iran of being the base for the recruitment of foreign fighters.