'Price of hosting MKO too high for EU'

Member of the Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Parviz Sorouri says no European country is willing to accept the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) because the cost of hosting them will be too high.


Sorouri said on Saturday that based on creditable documents, the MKO has committed about 14,000 acts of terror in Iran.

“But the European Union (EU) under US pressure and disregarding the said documents has removed the MKO from its blacklist, replacing it with [anti-Israeli] resistance groups such as [the Lebanese] Hezbollah and Hamas,” he added.

Sorouri said that while the EU has removed the MKO from its list of terrorist organizations to appease the US, no European country is ready to host them because they know that hosting this notorious group will be very costly.

He went on to say that the US wants to use the MKO as a tool to exert more pressure on Iran.

The lawmaker said Washington's double standard policies towards the MKO were kept hidden until recently when the decline of the US brought them into the light.

“America is trying to put pressure on the…independent states through world bodies such as the [International Atomic Energy] Agency and the UN Human Rights Council, but the continuation of this bullying will be certainly hazardous and cost them dearly,” Sorouri added.