Iran on MKO circus: Western politicians selling themselves cheap

Iran on MKO circus: Western politicians selling themselves cheap

Iran has denounced the presence of certain Western politicians in a hybrid physical and virtual meeting organized by the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist group, saying they are selling themselves cheap for the circus.

The event linked MKO terrorists at their camp in Albania with hired supporters among US senators, British MPs and French lawmakers as well as protests in cities including Berlin on Saturday.

The summit also featured speeches by former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa.

Infuriated by the massive participation of Iranians in the June presidential election, Pompeo claimed in his online address that the vote was "in fact, a boycott and the regime knows it.”

Similarly, Maryam Rajavi, leader of the MKO terrorist cult and president of its umbrella National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), alleged that the poll was a "sham.”

In response, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh tweeted, “Bought Western politicians (incl #LyingCheatingStealing Pompeo) sell themselves cheap for a Europe-hosted circus arranged by a once Saddam-backed terrorist cult with Iranian blood on its hands.”

“Insatiable thirst for $$ & anti-Iran obsession is driving shameful Western hypocrisy,” he added in his tweet posted on Saturday night.

US government backing of anti-Iranian terrorists draws scrutiny

The MKO has conducted numerous assassinations and bombings against Iranian statesmen and civilians since the 1979 victory of Iran’s Islamic Revolution. Its members fled Iran in 1986 for Iraq, where they enjoyed backing from former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist assaults since the Revolution, about 12,000 have fallen victim to the MKO’s acts of terror.

The anti-Iran cult was on the US government’s list of terrorist organizations until 2012. Major European countries, including France, have also removed it from their blacklists.

A few years ago, MKO elements were relocated from their Camp Ashraf in Iraq’s Diyala Province to Camp Hurriyet (Camp Liberty), a former US military base in Baghdad, and later sent to Albania.

MKO terrorists enjoy freedom of activity in the US and Europe, and even hold meetings with European and American officials.

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