Senior MP blasts Washington's double-standard policies on human rights

A senior Iranian lawmaker condemned the delisting of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) ‎from the US terror list, and underlined that the move showed Washington's double-standard policies ‎on human rights.‎

"By supporting Monafeqin (the hypocrites as MKO members are called in Iran) terrorist grouplet, the ‎US proved that it has a double-standard view on human rights," member of the parliament's National ‎Security and Foreign Policy Commission Nozar Shafiyee told FNA on Sunday.

He also stressed that the move showed "Americans are opposed to any terrorist who acts against the ‎US, but it never includes those terrorists who work for the interests of the White House in its ‎blacklist".

His remarks came after the US State Department on Friday removed the MKO from its list of foreign ‎terrorist organizations.‎

The decision made by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton enabled the group to have its assets under US ‎jurisdiction unfrozen and do business with American entities, the State Department said in a ‎statement on Friday.‎‎‏9106243180