After that, by the assistance of "Fathallah Fathi" (a defector of MKO), Americans discovered a torture house inside Camp Ashraf. But after Fathi's escape from Mojahedin, the MKO had transferred the prisoners to another place. It seemed that the Americans didn't find anything in this case but a few days later, when Mozhgan Parsayee issued the order for killing Fathi and two MKO members were sent to US-run camp to assassinate him, Americans found the reality
Two years ago, when the war against Iraq began, there was an opportunity for some of the MKO members and officials to separate from this group. This opportunity was extended and boosted by interviews and interrogations of MKO members by US forces.
At that time, the MKO scorned and insulted these people and called them "quitters" to hide their real political and ideological motives [for separation], to escape from the public opinion and from actual criticisms.
Mojahedin played rowdily and made horrible legends of their camps bombed by Americans and pretended that bombings were the only reason why their members had left them. They acted as if there were no "dissidents" in the MKO!
"Defection" process has continued during past two years and will continue, with this difference that the MKO couldn't suppress or imprison dissidents- like what it did when Saddam Hussein was in power. This shows that the MKO has reached a deadlock, its forces are despair, and there's no future for this group.
During past two years, in addition to MKO's struggle with dissident members, US forces' control over the MKO's affairs has created another internal crisis for this group.
Americans, who watched the MKO from a distance and got information about it (based on which, the MKO was blacklisted), found the opportunity to analyze this group and its claims closely and get more insight on the nature, structure and culture of this group.
During disarmament process, Mojahedin-e khalq tried to violate this process by hiding part of their weapons and ammunitions in Camp Ashraf.
After that, by the assistance of "Fathallah Fathi" (a defector of MKO), Americans discovered a torture house inside Camp Ashraf. But after Fathi's escape from Mojahedin, the MKO had transferred the prisoners to another place. It seemed that the Americans didn't find anything in this case but a few days later, when Mozhgan Parsayee issued the order for killing Fathi and two MKO members were sent to US-run camp to assassinate him, Americans found the reality.
During the process of interviewing members, the MKO tried to introduce influential members with wrong IDs and even some were not introduced at all. This was also discovered by Americans.
The deceptions of the MKO crossed extremes when coalition forces asked to interview 400 prisoners of Iran-Iraq war still kept by the MKO.
MKO was aware that in the case of transferring them to another place for interview (and in other words, losing control on them for some time) more than 75 percent won't return to Camp Ashraf, so it refused to accept this. But there was no way for the MKO, since the US is in power. They delayed the issue for a month by different justifications. In the end and after MKO's repeated requests, US forces accepted to interview POWs in a place, neither in Ahsraf nor in US Camp. Americans, of course, have found the reason behind the desperate requests of the MKO and now know that "the presence of volunteer forces in MKO is only a legend. They now know that even if they ask to interview non-POW members, Mojahedin won't accept their members to be interviewed outside the organization, without the presence of MKO officials. This is what the defectors have always insisted on. They believe that Red Cross's interview with each and every person in Camp Ashraf is the only way to save them.
The current situation indicates that despite all tricks and deceptions of MKO, Americans have got a deep close insight on the tactics of Rajavi's band.
The priceless outcome of this insight is the information they pass to US officials, which would be used in re-categorizing the MKO as a terrorist organization in October 2005.
This is what the MKO tries to prevent by spending millions of dollars, hiring lawyers, bribing Iraqi newspapers and holding colorful parties for the remnants of Saddam and his Baath Party.
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...