‘Straight From the Horse’s Mouth…’
Has the Mojahedin-e Khalq renounced the use of violence to achieve its political aims as Survivors’ Report recently suggested?
A source close to NCR says officials in Europe told: “The Mojahedin Khalq Organisation rejects armed struggle and commits itself only to non-violent means of struggle and therefore asks the relevant authorities to remove it from the lists of terrorist organizations.”
Maryam Rajavi, leader of the National Council of Resistance – the name used by the Mojahedin in western countries – has authoritatively denied this. She told LA Times reporter, Sebastian Rotella, in an interview from Auvers-sur-Oise near Paris that:
…she declined to rule out armed intervention, saying, “The tactics and methods have been imposed not by us, but by the mullahs.”