UN rapporteur admits in new report: Iran victim of MKO terrorism

The UN Special Reporter for Human Rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, admitted in his new report that the Iranian people have been a victim of the terrorist activities carried out by the members of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).

"For the first time, it has been explicitly mentioned in a report by the UN special rapporteur that based on documents, 17,000 Iranian people have been targeted by MKO's violence, and that the country is a victim of terrorism," Secretary-General of Iran's Habilian Association - a human rights group formed by the families of 17,000 terror victims in Iran - Seyed Mohammad Javad Hasheminejad told FNA on Saturday.

He said that the development took place after Iran presented a number of documents to Shaheed in September about the crimes committed by the MKO against the Iranian government and nation and the support provided by the Zionist regime and certain western countries for the terrorist group.

The MKO, whose main stronghold is in Iraq, is blacklisted by much of the international community, including the United States.

Before an overture by the EU, the MKO was on the European Union's list of terrorist organizations subject to an EU-wide assets freeze. Yet, the MKO puppet leader, Maryam Rajavi, who has residency in France, regularly visited Brussels and despite the ban enjoyed full freedom in Europe.

The MKO is behind a slew of assassinations and bombings inside Iran, a number of EU parliamentarians said in a recent letter in which they slammed a British court decision to remove the MKO from the British terror list. The EU officials also added that the group has no public support within Iran because of their role in helping Saddam Hussein in the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-1988).