MKO, proof of US support for global terrorism
An Iranian lawmaker says the US support for the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) has unmasked Washington’s role as the key supporter of global terrorism.
“By supporting the MKO, the US proved that it is the main supporter of terrorism in the world. Therefore, the international community must force the White House officials to stop backing the terrorist group so that the Iraqi people can achieve calm,” said member of Iran Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Mohammad Esmaili in a Friday interview.
The Iranian lawmaker pointed to the losses incurred by the Iranian and Iraqi nations as a result of the MKO actions and noted, “Trial and punishment of the MKO members is the natural right of the people of Iran and Iraq, but unfortunately it has not been realized so far due to the US support for the terrorist group.”
The MKO is listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community and has committed numerous terrorist acts against Iranians and Iraqis.
Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist attacks since the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, 12,000 have fallen victim to the acts of terror carried out by the MKO.
In December 2011, the United Nations and Baghdad agreed to relocate some 3,000 MKO members from Camp New Iraq, formerly known as Camp Ashraf, to the former US-held Camp Liberty.