Press TV, July 05 2021:… West’s support for the notorious anti-Iran terrorist group Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) is consistent with its support for international terrorism. The West and its allies train, support, arm, command and control these terrorist assets. They play them as cards, and deploy them beneath shrouds of secrecy and disinformation. West uses MKO , other terrorists to advance destructive agendas
Analyst: West uses MKO , other terrorists to advance destructive agendas
Maryam Rajavi (L), the ringleader of the the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), chats with former US president Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and former New York City mayor, Rudy Giuliani (C) and former US senator Joseph Lieberman.
A political commentator says certain Western countries continue to nurture and use terrorist groups such as the MKO to advance their destructive agendas against independent countries.
Canadian writer and activist Mark Taliano told Press TV in an exclusive interview on Sunday that the West plays the terrorist card in pursuit of its own interests, stressing that Washington and its allies continue to resuscitate and fortify terrorist proxies.
Taliano said the West’s support for the notorious anti-Iran terrorist group Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) is consistent with its support for international terrorism.
“The West and its allies train, support, arm, command and control these terrorist assets. They play them as cards, and deploy them beneath shrouds of secrecy and disinformation,” he noted.
The MKO has carried out numerous terrorist attacks against Iranian civilians and government officials since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979. Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist attacks over the past four decades, about 12,000 have fallen victim to the group’s acts of terror.
During former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s war on Iran between 1980 and 1988, MKO members were armed and equipped by Iraq and fought alongside Ba’ath forces against the Islamic Republic.
After the war, the US and the European Union removed the MKO from their lists of terrorist organizations in order to use them as proxies against Iran. The terrorists enjoy freedom of activity in the US and Europe, and even hold meetings with top American and European officials.
Faced with the growing anger among many Iraqis who had suffered at the hands of Saddam’s forces and MKO henchmen, the terrorists were relocated by the US from their Camp Ashraf in Iraq’s Diyala Province in 2016 and sent to Albania, from where they continue their anti-Iran activities.
Taliano said the West, in its policy against sovereign nations, commits crimes against humanity and uses terrorists as an appendage.
The West’s operations against sovereign countries are multi-faceted, and include massive propaganda through media cartels and various assets on the ground, he said.
Taliano pointed to the presence of the so-called civil defense group White Helmets in Syria, emphasizing that its members are essentially the assets of al-Qaeda and Daesh terrorist groups in order to depict savage imperial barbarism as “humanitarian”.
He said the West is currently supporting al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Syria’s militant-held northwestern province of Idlib.
The Canadian pundit referred to the so-called Caesar Act as well as other US and EU sanctions as collective punishment of Syrians living in government-controlled areas.
“Military actions involving active warfare, terrorist attacks, occupation, illegal bombardment of Syrians, coupled with economic warfare and myriad strategies of deception, all serve West’s purpose to destroy and balkanize Syria,” Taliano said.
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West uses MKO, other terrorists to advance destructive agendas
Iran Leader slams West for hosting terrorists
Press TV, June 28 2021:… Members of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist group are walking free in France and other European countries, Ayatollah Khamenei said on Monday, addressing a meeting with the chief and officials of Iran’s Judiciary. “The French government and others shamelessly preach human rights despite hosting these killers, supporting them, and even giving them the podium in their national parliaments,” the Leader said. “That is to say, the brazenness of these Westerners is really an extraordinary and strange thing.” Iran Leader slams West for hosting terrorists
1- Iran Leader slams West for hosting MEK terrorists while claiming to champion human rights
Monday, 28 June 2021 8:21 AM [ Last Update: Monday, 28 June 2021 10:50 AM ]
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei speaks at a meeting with the chief and officials of Iran’s Judiciary in Tehran on June 28, 2021.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has censured certain Western countries for turning into safe havens for terrorists while continuing their claim of championing human rights.
Members of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist group are walking free in France and other European countries, Ayatollah Khamenei said on Monday, addressing a meeting with the chief and officials of Iran’s Judiciary.
“The French government and others shamelessly preach human rights despite hosting these killers, supporting them, and even giving them the podium in their national parliaments,” the Leader said. “That is to say, the brazenness of these Westerners is really an extraordinary and strange thing.”
The Leader also commemorated Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, the head of Supreme Judicial Council of the time, who was assassinated in a bombing carried out by the MKO in Tehran on June 28, 1981.
He said the MKO committed a great crime against the Iranian nation by assassinating “this prominent figure” along with 70 other Iranian figures on this day forty years ago.
Ayatollah Khamenei also thanked Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeisi for bringing about a great change to the Judiciary since he assumed office more than two years ago.
“In these two years and a few months that he was in charge of the Judiciary, he really worked hard, he strove, and good things were achieved in the Judiciary,” the Leader said.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei hailed the June 18 presidential election as “truly an epic”, saying no one can take the magnificence of the election away from the country.
“Where in the world is it common to see that all members of the opposition propaganda apparatus get actively involved to scare people away from voting in the election,” the Leader said.
“Attempts are still made – they (the opposition) write letters and speak via the cyberspace – to deny the greatness of this election, but to no avail,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
“This effort is in vain. Analysts who had their eyes fixed on this election understand what has happened.”
Anti-Iran groups led a campaign of intimidation and bullying to force potential voters not to participate in the election. Nonetheless, nearly 49% of the eligible voters turned out to cast their ballots in an election that Raeisi won with over 18 million or 72% of the votes.
Drawing a comparison between Iran’s election and the 2020 presidential election in the US, Ayatollah Khamenei said the Americans are not a role model to follow when it comes to political issues.
“One must speak with courtesy and observance of ethical and religious dimensions, without insulting and slandering, rather than using the cursing and insulting methods of the Americans and [former US President Donald] Trump,” he said.
The Leader noted that the US presidential election became a scandal in the eyes of the world people, adding American rulers have ironically begun to criticize Iran’s election only a few months after having a scandalous election themselves.
Ayatollah Khamenei praised the Iranian candidates who lost in the election for their decorum and warm congratulatory messages to the president-elect.
The real winners of the election, the Leader said, are the Iranian people and all those who helped bring excitement to the polls.
“Therefore, the candidates who didn’t secure votes are among the winners as well, and on the contrary, the losers of the election are those who put all their efforts to drive the people away from the ballot box, but the people, with their presence, rejected them and dashed their hopes.”
Iran Leader slams West for hosting MEK terrorists while claiming to champion human rights