Iran still a victim of state-sponsored terrorism

Then President Mohammad Ali Rajaee and his Prime Minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar were among the first Iranian politicians that were assassinated callously by the terrorist group of Mojahedeen Khalq Organization or the MKO...

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They say time is a healer. But not for the Iranian nation who lost some of their best elite revolutionaries, politicians and officials during the early years of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Then President Mohammad Ali Rajaee and his Prime Minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar were among the first Iranian politicians that were assassinated callously by the terrorist group of Mojahedeen Khalq Organization or the MKO.

They were killed in a bombing on August 30, 1981, almost two months after Chief Justice Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini Beheshti was killed along with 72 state officials and lawmakers in another MKO bomb blast in Tehran. The MKO is regarded by many countries as a terrorist organization.

After the victory of Islamic Revolution, the US and its allies made every effort to destabilize the newly-born Iran. They backed the MKO, which had explicitly stated that it would take arms against the Islamic Republic and would fight until the subversion of Iran's government.

But supporting the MKO is only a single part of the US government's anti-Iran agenda. In 2007, the US Congress agreed to a request from former President George W. Bush to fund a major escalation of covert and overt operations against Iran.

According to current and former US military, intelligence, and congressional sources, these operations, for which the President asked for up to four hundred million dollars, are designed to destabilize Iran by any means possible, including sponsoring other terrorist groups such as the Free Life Party of Kurdistan or the PJAK and the Jundollah.

These infamous groups have also carried out many terrorist attacks against Iranian officials and civilians in places such as Kurdistan, Ahvaz, Shiraz, Tehran and Zahedan.


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