al-Shaalan had three extensive meetings with three high-ranking MKO leaders residing in Europe, an Iraqi defense ministry official says.
An official of the Iraqi Defense Ministry who has recently left the country brushed aside claims here Saturday by the Iraqi Interim Defense Minister Hazim al-Shaalan on Iran and Syria`s Intervention in Iraq`s internal affairs.
The Iraqi defense minister had several meetings with several high-ranking US military commanders as well as groups opposed to Iran including the terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), the source added.
He also quoted a Iraqi defense ministry official as saying that al-Shaalan had three extensive meetings with three high-ranking MKO leaders residing in Europe.
The source also attributed al-Shaalan actions to his concern on his defeat in the elections against the competing poll roster, “Shia lis”.
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli called for tougher measures against the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCRI) terrorist group by the European Union...