UK to press US over Iran's interests in detained MKO terrorists
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has pledged to continue to raise Iran's interests in the 3,800 members of the outlawed Mujahideen-e Khalq (MKO) terrorist group detained by the US at their Camp Ashraf training site in Iraq. "We have made proper representations in the past to the United States government and to the Iraqi provisional government and we will make those too to the Iraqi interim government," Straw told parliament on Tuesday. "I fully understand Iran's concern about the MKO, which I, when I was Home Secretary, declared to be a terrorist organization following the passage of the Terrorism Act 2000," he said. The foreign secretary was questioned by veteran Conservative MP Teddy Taylor whether he agreed that "Iran, which has suffered so much from brutal attacks from members of the MKO, should have a meaningful role in discussions on the future of its 3,800 members." "Would not such a step improve relations between Britain and Iran and confirm the US's declared opposition to international terrorism?" the former junior minister asked. His question came after Foreign Office Minister Bill Rammell revealed earlier this month that arrangements for Camp Ashraf are being considered by the Iraqi interim government in conjunction with US authorities, who have sole responsibility for the detained MKO members. Rammell also confirmed to parliament at the end of last month that the MKO is a proscribed group under Britain's anti-terrorism law. "It professes to be campaigning for democracy in Iran. But its record of violence extends over several decades," he told MPs on June 28. The Foreign Office minister said that although the UK government had no independent confirmation of the number killed by the terrorist group, the MKO itself has "admitted to killing several thousands of people since the 1979 revolution in Iran." بریتانیا درباره مصالح ایران پیرامون تروریست های بازداشت شده مجاهدین به امریکا فشار می آورد لندن، 14 ژوئیه، ایرنا جک استرا، وزیر خارجه انگلستان، قول داد که به رسیدگی به مصالح ایران پیرامون 3800 عضو گروه تروریستی مجاهدین، که توسط امریکا در اردوگاه اشرف درعراق بازداشت شده اند، ادامه دهد. استرا در پارلمان گفت: "ما قبلا با دولت ایالات متحده و دولت موقت عراق بحث هایی داشته ایم و این بحث ها را به دولت انتقالی عراق نیز ارائه خواهیم کرد." "من کاملا نگرانی ایران درباره مجاهدین خلق، که وقتی وزیر کشور بودم پس از تصویب قانون تروریسم 2000 به عنوان سازمانی تروریستی اعلام شد، را درک می کنم." جک استرا از جانب عضو محافظه کار پارلمان، تدی تیلور، مورد سئوال قرار گرفته بود که "آیا با این موافق است که ایران، که از حملات وحشیانه مجاهدین آسیب های زیادی دیده، باید نقشی پرمعنی در بحث های پیرامون آینده 3800 عضو این سازمان داشته باشد یا خیر؟" استرا پرسید: "آیا این گام روابط بین بریتانیا و ایران را بهبود نمیبخشد و مخالفت اعلام شده ی امریکا با تروریسم بین المللی را تایید نمی نماید؟" این سئوال او پس از آن بیان می شود که بیل رامل، معاون وزیر خارجه، اوایل ماه جاری فاش کرد ترتیباتی درباره اردوگاه اشرف بین دولت انتقالی عراق و مقامات امریکایی، که به تنهایی مسئول اعضای بازداشت شده مجاهدین هستند، در جریان است." رامل همچنین در پایان ماه قبل در پارلمان تاکید کرد که مجاهدین خلق طبق قانون ضد تروریسم بریتانیا یک گروه ممنوعه است. وی در 28 ژوئن به اعضای پارلمان گفت: "این گروه ادعا می کند که برای دموکراسی در ایران مبارزه می کند، اما سابقه خشونت بار چند دهه ای دارد." معاون وزیر خارجه گفت گرچه دولت بریتانیا آمار دقیقی از تعداد کسانی که توسط این گروه تروریستی کشته شده اند ندارد، خود مجاهدین "به کشتن چندین هزار نفر از هنگام انقلاب 1979 در ایران اعتراف کرده اند."

New Articles

NATO’s Terrorist Bases in Europe

NATO and the United States, which, together, claim to be fighting some sort of amorphous “global war on terrorism,” have enabled a terrorist group to establish bases in two NATO...

John Bolton – defender of Zion, promoter of MEK terrorism – fees revealed

John Bolton’s appointment as Assistant to the President, National Security Advisor attracted controversy because of his past links to the terrorist MEK group. Now his Public Financial Disclosure Report reveals...

US Forces Albania to Take IS Fighters After Hosting MEK

“Albania will become a coordination center for fighters returning from ISIS to the Balkans,” announced Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov during a joint press conference with Albanian Prime Minister Edi...

Trump’s Betraying His Base With The MEK

Trump’s base would be shocked to discover that influential members of his administration are vocal supporters of a cultish Islamo-communist terrorist group.

Back to the future? Bolton, Trump and Iranian regime change

Bolton is reportedly pushing a plan for regime change in Tehran similar to the one rejected years ago during the Bush era

Most viewed

124 Iranian members of MEK escaped and asked for asylum from Albanian police

124 Iranian residents who came to our country as members of the MEK organization have rejected the organization and its ideology, but risk suffering the same fate as in Iraq...

Why Bolton’s MEK Connection Matters

Jason Rezaian comments on Bolton’s enthusiasm for the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) and what it means for U.S. Iran policy:

US attempts at regime change in Iran are doomed to failure

There are no viable alternatives that Trump could bring to power in Iran to replace the current regime.

MEPs discuss Mojahedine-E Khalq (MEK) Threat in Albania

Experts and political representatives from Albania were in the European Parliament on Tuesday 10th April, asking Europe for help in preventing the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) from toxifying their country’s internal...

Basque militant group ETA: 'We really are sorry'

The Basque militant group ETA on Friday offered an unprecedented apology for the pain caused during its more than four decades of armed campaign for independence from Spain and France...