I wanted to pay, at least, for my food myself. Since this organization had always introduced itself as a poor organization, I thought that we will be settled in a very simple place. But when I found that I am at one of the best hotels in Paris, near the airport, I was surprised.
Norwegian VJ newspaper has interview two former members of Advanced Party of FRP (January 30, 2005)
Both the US and the EU have put MKO on their lists of terrorist organizations…
Andre Kvakkestad and Ursula Evje, two right-wing spokesperson of Norway’s Parliament stressed in an interview with VJ that National Council of Resistance (NCRI) had paid the hotel costs for them in Paris and NCRI, in turn, has confirmed that it had paid the travel costs of these two persons.
In December 2004, Ursula Evje resigned in protest to discarding Kvakkestad from Advanced Party’s Membership.
This time also, they had received the offer of free travel with their families, but they both rejected the offer.
“Last summer, I went to Paris to protest to sending MKO members to Iran; those members who were subjected to extradition after the fall of Saddam. I took it as a pure and humanitarian act. After a while, I concluded that this organization (MKO) uses dirty tricks to get the support of Norwegian MPs, and that is why it broke up with them,” Ursula Evje said to VJ’s correspondent.
Kvakkestad says: “After a while, I became suspicious about the claims of this organization to be the best alternative for Iranian regime. In addition, I take part in many European advisory committees and I hope I won’t be criticized in these meetings for having cooperated.
VJ’s correspondent: wasn’t there any problem in paying your travel costs by NCRI?
Kvakkestad: I wanted to pay, at least, for my food myself. Since this organization had always introduced itself as a poor organization, I thought that we will be settled in a very simple place. But when I found that I am at one of the best hotels in Paris, near the airport, I was surprised.
Mojahedin in Terror List
When asked clearly about their travel and inside party positions, both of them point to Morten Hglund and the foreign affairs department of Right wing party: Morten Hglund was also invited for MKO’s conference in Paris but he couldn’t go. However, he took part in MKO’s demonstration two months ago in Washington. Demonstration was aimed at requesting the removal of MKO’s name from terror list in Europe and in the US.
Military Researches Institute of Norway’s Defense Ministry believes that MKO has been put the lists of terror in the US and the EU with enough reasons and studies.
Brinar Lia, in an interview with VJ in October 2004, said: “MKO is one of few terrorist organizations which express popular low-level political positions and the reason for this popularity is struggling with the power-seeking Iranian regime. This is not a good reason to lift the name of this terrorist organization from the list. This organization has repeatedly committed terrorist actions. Its history, until the fall of saddam, is full of violence.”
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