view
When Saddam’s dictator regime was ousted, and in the first hours of Iraq occupation by Coalition forces, an envoy from the MKO informed US forces of Rajavi’s hiding place and his intention to surrender. So, Rajavi was surrendered without any resistance to prevent possible damages.
When Saddam’s dictator regime was ousted, and in the first hours of Iraq occupation by Coalition forces, an envoy from the MKO informed US forces of Rajavi’s hiding place and his intention to surrender. So, Rajavi was surrendered without any resistance to prevent possible damages. After that, Rajavi agreed with Americans to gather all his members (in Iraq) in camp Ashraf and put white flag on all military vehicles; members were notified of these agreements. Warmongers, who used Saddam’s support for terrorist MKO as one of the excuses for attacking Iraq * and considered Iraq occupation as a preliminary step for invading Iran, decided from the beginning to use Rajavi’s band and its experiences against Iran. Therefore, they were still armed during the first days of Rajavi’s detention at Camp Mercury (former Badi’zadegan camp); they were even in control of a checkpoint in Dialah province and possessed their weapons in Camp Ashraf. However, public opinion and the media in the west and the US very soon spotlighted the issue of double standards which was particularly sponsored by Pentagon and the White House was forced to hold an emergent meeting, issuing the disarmament order for the MKO. Meanwhile, another strong group appeared in the US that asked for tough stance against the MKO; in the first place, this group proposed the exchange of MKO members with the Al-Qaeda detainees in Iraq. This proposal was backed specifically by the expert views of State Department and US policies in fighting terrorism. At that time, this group convinced the White House that in relations with Iran this group should not be used. The way of treating Rajavi’s remnants was justified with the explanation of the policy of either “interaction” or “hostility” towards Iran. Pentagonists never accept to recognize MKO as an alternative; rather, they have always wanted to use this group for military and intelligence purposes against Iran. It doesn’t make difference for them if the group is listed as terrorist or not; in addition, they never answer the public opinion. Council of Foreign Relations (specifically run by Brzezinsky) believes that supporting this group is indecent and that in interactions with Iran, the members of this group should be extradited to that country; they say that this group should be dismantled to show US’s goodwill towards Iran. On the other hand, some Iraqi officials and authorities oppose the presence of this group in Iraq; to solve the problem until making the final decision about this group, they were granted- with weak reasoning- the status of protected persons under Geneva Convention (which was temporary solution). At the same time, those who discussed adopting a policy towards Iran and viewed MKO’s issue as a minor one related to Iran, continued their struggle. All the events and evidences- including US’s submission to holding free elections in Iraq and quitting warmongering slogans- which have led to the weakening of warmongers show that those who believe in spending the MKO in deals with Iran have been successful. Re-designation of MKO as a FTO by the US and leaving decision-making about them to Iraqis reveal that the US is trying to show its goodwill to Iran. This goodwill will be shown in dismantling the MKO and extraditing its members to Iran.

New Articles

Upholders of human rights support terrorist MKO

Spokesman for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security Council said that Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) that has received asylum from France is today supported by the upholders of human rights though...

UK MPs attended rally for Iranian group whose leader is still banned by London

The group was delisted as terrorist organisation in 2008 - but some analysts say it still operates as a cult

Ex-terrorist group funds Paris trip for British Labour MP Toby Perkins

A group, formerly listed as a terrorist organization by the UK and US, funded a trip to Paris for a Labour MP. Toby Perkins was at an event run by...

The MEK: From Revolutionary Group to Imperialist Asset

The MEK’s violent past makes it clear why its only remaining friends are those who seek regime change in Iran at any cost.

The Albanian Center against Terrorism lists MEK as an extremist organization

The Albanian Center against Terrorism lists Iranian Mojahedin Khalq as an extremist organisation.

Most viewed

Full-time job of the MKO

It has been near two decades that the Mujahedin Khalq Organizaion (the MKO/MEK/ the PMOI/ the Cult of Rajavi) propagate its fabrications on Iran’s nuclear program and eventually Iran hawks...

How the U.S. Aristocracy Made a Foreign-Policy Chump Out of Trump

Key to conquering Russia, is regime-change in all countries whose leaders are friendly toward Russia (such as was the case with Saddam Hussein, and with Muammar Gaddafi, and with Bashar al-Assad...

MKO-Linked Cell Busted in Western Iran

Iran’s intelligence forces disbanded a cell that had links with the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) in the western province of Lorestan.

Why has France become a safe haven for extremism in Europe?

Casting blame on those responsible for the rise of the Islamic State in various parts of the Middle East and its disconcerting extension into other parts of the world is...

Iran Calls For Tougher EU Measures against MKO in Europe

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...