US delisting terrorist MKO ‘shameful’: Iran MP

An Iranian lawmaker has condemned as “shameful” Washington’s decision to remove the ‎Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) from the US State Department’s list of terrorist ‎organizations. ‎

Fatemeh Alia, a member of National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran Majlis ‎‎(parliament), said Saturday that the US delisting the terrorist cell was no surprise to Iran.‎

On September ‎‏28‏‎, Washington formally removed the MKO from its list of terror organizations ‎one week after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent the US Congress a classified ‎communication about the move. ‎

The Iranian lawmaker stated that the MKO receives orders from the US intelligence agency, ‎CIA, Israel’s intelligence agency, Mossad, as well as the British intelligence agency, MI‏6‏‎, to ‎carry out terrorist operations.‎

Members of the MKO, who had murdered over ‎‏17,000‏‎ Iranians since the ‎‏1979‏‎ Islamic ‎Revolution in Iran, fled to Iraq in the ‎‏1980‏s, where they had the support of former Iraqi dictator ‎Saddam Hussein and set up Camp Ashraf in the eastern province of Diyala near the Iranian ‎border. ‎

The terrorist group has carried out countless terrorist acts against Iraqi civilians. ‎

Iran has repeatedly called on the Iraqi government to expel the MKO, but the US has been ‎putting pressure on Baghdad to resist the calls.‎‎‏2012/10/13/266468‏‎/us-delisting-terrorist-mko-disgraceful/