France condemns MEK terrorist group

France’s government has condemned the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization on the eve of the terrorist group's gathering in Paris.

French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal criticized the MEK for “its violent and non-democratic inspirations,” “cult nature” and “intense campaign of influence and disinformation.”

Nadal added that France has no contact with the MEK "which is known for its use of violence." "It has no legal existence in France as an organization."

"Its violent and undemocratic Ideology has been exposed by several human rights organizations, such as Amnesty International who have reported on the organization’s cultic practices and its refusal to formally renounce violence," he added.

Paris hosts the MEK's leadership, which was arrested in 2003 by the French Security Forces and later released after a number of MEK members set themselves ablaze on the streets of Paris, while almost 3000 members of the group reside in Camp Liberty in Iraq and wait for their relocation to third countries.