Presidential hopeful denounces meddlesome MKO

A former Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson and current presidential hopeful has said the Mujahedin-e Khalq organization (MKO, a.k.a. MEK and NCRI) has by no means a place in Iranian people’s calculations.

“The enemies must know that the (Iranian) nation has paid heavy price in order to safeguard the achievements of the Revolution and to defend (our) national interests,” Ramin Mehmanparast said on Saturday during an exclusive interview with Habilian Association.

“Certainly, people are bound and determined to be in the scene to draw a bright future for themselves and their country,” he added. “The more the enemies of Islamic Republic of Iran conspire against us, the more our nation will awake.”

Referring to the MKO’s persistent efforts to dissuade people from taking part in the upcoming presidential election, Mehmanparast said the terrorist MKO grouplet is a detested group among Iranians, and such measures will serve to increase their unpopularity.

The MKO has left no stone unturned to prevent a huge turnout in the forthcoming presidential election in June.

He went on to say that having gained a lot in terms of seditious movement and MKO’s traitorous activities against the country, Iranian people will turn out in large numbers, and will make enemies regretful of their efforts to create discord.

Finally, ex-spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said the MKO has by no means a place in Iranian people’s calculations.