|An Iranian Foreign Ministry official has said that the Mojahadin Khalq Organization is an accomplice in the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists. |
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast made the remarks in an interview with Al-Alam News Network broadcast on Sunday night in reference to the fact that the U.S. State Department formally removed the MKO from its list of terrorist organizations on Friday.
Mehmanparast said that the MKO has never renounced “terrorist activities” and has only changed its approach.
“The most recent terrorist moves, in which they were involved, were the assassinations of our nuclear scientists in cooperation with the Zionist regime’s security agents,” he stated.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Saturday stating that the delisting of the MKO was “a violation of the United States’ legal and international commitments” and could threaten U.S. interests.
The decision “will bring U.S. responsibility for past, present, and future terrorist operations by this group,” the statement read.