Director of the foreign policy department of the research center of Iranian parliament said that Obama’s decision to delist MEK as a terrorist organization “will certainly be met with disdain in Iran and the rest of the world and will create a negative impression of Obama’s rhetoric about fighting against terrorism.”
“The United States recently removed the Mojahedin Khalq Organization from its list of foreign terrorist organizations, despite the fact that the MKO has been widely recognized as a terrorist group by the international community,” wrote Mohammad Jamshidi in an article published for the Tehran Times newspaper.
After paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to a high profile team of former Members of Congress and ex-administration officials, the terrorist MEK group, whose hands are smeared up to the elbow in the blood of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians bought its way out of the U.S. list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO).
“Pundits believe that Washington’s priority in its dealings with the MKO over the past few years has been the protection of U.S. interests and not the terrorist activities of the MKO in Iran, Iraq, and other countries,” added Jamshidi.
He noted that the MKO remained a terrorist group while it became an instrument in the hands of the U.S. government to serve its interests, especially when it comes to countering the rising influence of Iran in the Middle East.
Jamshidi referred to MKO’s efforts to win the brownie points with the United Staets, saying “over the years, MKO members have provided U.S. and European intelligence agencies reports about Iran’s nuclear program, some of which were disinformation. “
“The 2013 presidential election in Iran will also provide another opportunity for the MKO to conduct activities against the Iranian government and people.”
“Obama’s decision will certainly be met with disdain in Iran and the rest of the world and will create a negative impression of Obama’s rhetoric about fighting against terrorism,” he added.
“U.S. citizens have now gained a better perception and a more detailed picture of what Obama’s foreign policy stands for and are beginning to realize that the U.S. government’s so-called campaign against terrorism is just a pretext to realize its goals.”
He concluded that since 2009, Obama has repeatedly declared that he will make every effort to gain the trust of the Iranian government and people. “However, by delisting the MKO, Obama shot himself in the foot.”