Raeisi in Interview with CBS: The MEK must be prosecuted

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran stated that the hands of Mujahedin-e Khalq terrorist group (MEK) are smeared with the blood of the Iranian nation making them liable for trial.

According to Habilian, Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, in an interview with the American CBS TV channel, referring to the crime of the terrorist group of the hypocrites in the killing of 17,000 Iranians ranging from high officials such as the president and prime minister to ordinary people, said that this group has shed the blood of innocent Iranian individuals and must be executed.

Referring to the fact that western authorities acknowledged MEK’s crimes and records of terror, Raeisi questioned their sheltering for this group this group and said, “I have a question for the US and the Europeans. Why did you shelter a group that you yourself once designated as a terrorist group which officially announced that they had murdered the president and prime minister and 17,000 people in Iran?”
The Iranian president expressed the similarities between the MEK and the ISIS terrorist group, described the MEK as ISIS of the 1980s, and considered dealing with this group as defending the Iranian nation’s right saying, “The MEK is just the same as ISIS that you see today. Does ISIS show mercy to anyone? They shed the blood of people and children in the streets and markets. Today, the ISIS that people witness is similar to the movement that was launched by the MEK who spilled blood in Iran. If someone today stands up to ISIS and defends people's rights, does he deserve encouragement and approval, or should he be blamed?”
Highlighting the role of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in defeating the ISIS in Iraq and Syria and restoring security to the region, Raeisi described him as a “hero of the fight against terrorism” and a “victim of state terrorism”. In this regard, he announced the determination of the Islamic Republic to administer justice regarding the perpetrators of the assassination of Qassem Soleimani.