The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that it has no plans to act against the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO)
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that it has no plans to act against the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist group.
"The USA's list has nothing to do with us, but in connection with the EU list, which we do follow, we have authority to pursue the group if they do something illegal in Norway," Foreign Affairs press spokesman Karsten Klepsvik was quoted as saying by Aftenposten daily.
On the other hand, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) said that several Norwegian Middle East experts were concerned about the support being offered to the terrorist group.
Kari Vogt from the University of Oslo said that the MKO themselves were "extremely unpopular with the Iranian people." She described them as undemocratic and violent. She accused Norway of being a "bit more willing" in its policy towards the terrorist group. Other European nations, she suggested, have "gotten extremely cold feet towards them".
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...