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2021-July-13  16:24

Iran: MKO Meeting Good Opportunity to Reveal Real Face of Hypocritical US Politicians

TEHRAN (FNA)- The recent gathering held by the anti-Iran Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO also known as MEK, NCRI or PMOI) terrorist group in Paris provided a good opportunity to identify the hypocritical nature of the US politicians who claim to be advocates of human rights, an Iranian spokesman said.

“The gathering of the terrorist cult of Monafeqin (the hypocrites as the MKO members are called in Iran) is an opportunity to identify and disgrace the hypocritical US politicians who, contrary to their repeated slogans, do not pay the slightest attention to the principles and history of terrorism and human rights violations in other countries,” Government Spokesman Ali Rabiyee told reporters in a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday.

"Of course, we never expected those who have in recent years plotted and supported sanctions, war and terror against the Iranian people, which they called as the policy of maximum pressure, to separate their path from Monafeqin terrorist group," he added.

Rabiyee blasted the American and European politicians for selling themselves to some bucks of dollars in return for standing beside a terrorist group whose hands are stained with the blood of thousands of innocent people, and stressed that they are not qualified at all to speak about violation of human rights in other countries.

On Saturday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh had also blasted the western politicians for supporting the MKO terrorist group.

Khatibzadeh wrote on his Twitter page that "insatiable thirst for dollars and anti-Iran obsession is driving shameful western hypocrisy". 

He added that "the western politicians have sold themselves cheap in a US “lying-cheating-stealing” circus orchestrated once by (former US secretary of State Mike) Pompeo, that was cosponsored by both the MKO terrorists, and before them, by ousted Iraqi dictator, Saddam. 

Khatibzadeh said that the hands of the MKO, like those of Saddam, “were soaked in Iranian people’s blood".

The MKO terror outfit held its annual meeting in Paris on Saturday with several western politicians in attendance. The terrorist group has killed 17,000 Iranian citizens and officials in the last four decades.

Last month, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei rapped the western states which claim to be advocates of human rights for hosting the terrorist groups, including the MKO, whose hands are stained with the blood of thousands of Iranians.

Members of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist group are walking free in France and other European countries, Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a meeting with the Judiciary chief and officials.

“The French government and others shamelessly preach human rights despite hosting these killers, supporting them, and even giving them the podium in their national parliaments,” the Leader said. “That is to say, the brazenness of these Westerners is really an extraordinary and strange thing.”

The Leader also commemorated Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, the head of Supreme Judicial Council of the time, who was assassinated in a bombing carried out by the MKO in Tehran on June 28, 1981.

He said the MKO committed a big crime against the Iranian nation by assassinating “this prominent figure” along with 70 other Iranian figures on this day forty years ago.

Ayatollah Khamenei also thanked Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Rayeesi for bringing about a great change to the Judiciary since he assumed office more than two years ago.

“In these two years and a few months that he was in charge of the Judiciary, he really worked hard, he strove, and good things were achieved in the Judiciary,” the Leader said.

The MKO is listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community. Its members fled Iran in 1986 for Iraq, where they received support from then dictator Saddam Hussein.

The notorious outfit has carried out numerous attacks against Iranian civilians and government officials for several decades.

In 2012, the US State Department removed the MKO from its list of designated terrorist organizations under intense lobbying by groups associated to Saudi regime and other regimes adversarial to Iran.

A few years ago, MKO members were relocated from their Camp Ashraf in Iraq’s Diyala Province to Camp Hurriyet (Camp Liberty), a former US military base in Baghdad, and were later sent to Albania.

Those members, who have managed to escape, have revealed MKO's scandalous means of access to money, almost exclusively coming from Riyadh.

The MKO terrorist group specified the targets as martyred Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, who commanded the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Iranian Judiciary Chief Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi.

The terrorist organization said it would “welcome” their assassination, adding that it desired for the ranking officials to “join” Asadollah Lajevardi, Tehran’s former chief prosecutor, and Ali Sayyad-Shirazi, a former commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces during Iraq’s 1980-88 war against Iran.

Earlier in June 2019, a leaked audio of a phone conversation between two members of MKO, revealed Saudi regime has colluded with the MKO elements to frame Iran for the tanker attacks in the Persian Gulf.

In the audio, which is being released by the Iran Front Page for the first time, Shahram Fakhteh, an official member and the person in charge of MKO’s cyber operations, is heard talking with a US-based MKO sympathizer named Daei-ul-Eslam in Persian, IFP news reported.

In this conversation, the two elements discuss the MKO’s efforts to introduce Iran as the culprit behind the tanker attacks in the Persian Gulf, and how the Saudis contacted them to pursue the issue.

“In the past week we did our best to blame the [Iranian] regime for the (oil tanker) blasts. Saudis have called Sister Maryam (Rajavi)’s office to follow up on the results, [to get] a conclusion of what has been done, and the possible consequences,” Fakhteh is heard saying.

“I guess this can have different consequences. It can send the case to the UN Security Council or even result in military intervention. It can have any consequence,” Daei-ul-Eslam says.

Attacks on two commercial oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on June 13, 2019 and an earlier attack on four oil tankers off the UAE’s Fujairah port on May 12, 2019, have escalated tensions in West Asia and raised the prospect of a military confrontation between Iran and the United States.

The US, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE have rushed to blame Iran for the incidents, with the US military releasing a grainy video it claimed shows Iranian forces in a patrol boat removing an unexploded mine from the side of a Japanese-owned tanker which caught fire earlier this month.

It later released some images of the purported Iranian operation after the video was seriously challenged by experts and Washington’s own allies.

The MKO which is said to be a cult which turns humans into obedient robots, turned against Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution and has carried out several terrorist attacks killing senior officials in Iran; yet the West which says cultism is wrong and claims to be against terrorism, supports this terrorist group officially.

After the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the MKO began its enmity against Iran by killing over 17,000 Iranians and terrorist activities. Several members of the terrorist group and its leaders are living in France now, freely conducting terrorist activities.

The MKO terrorist group has martyred 17,161 Iranian citizens, including late president Mohammad Ali Rajayee, former prime minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar, late Head of Supreme Judicial Council Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, late Deputy Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces General Staff Ali Sayyad Shirazi, and 27 legislators, as well as four nuclear scientists.