It might be completely aston-ishing to learn that the Moja-hedin-é Khalq Organisation(MKO) by now has made noofficial stances to condemnthe terrorist disaster func-tioned upon the World TradeCentre in New York.But it would be worth payingattention to two former mili-tary combatants of the MKO,
, who hap-pened to be at a public meet-ing in Ashraf Camp (theMKO military headquartersin Iraq during the reign of deposed dictator SaddamHussein) on 11th of Septem-ber 2001. They have nowdefected the Organisation .They reported that when par-ticipants inthe meetingheard theNews, the en-tire hall burstinto jubilationand MasudRajavi ,theleader of MKO, lookedso proud as hewas mostpleased withthe terroristoperation.These men emphasized that
at a meeting Wednesday torestrict the movements of PMOI members to their baseat Camp Ashraf, near the Ira-nian border, and to preventthem from contacting govern-ment officials.
The government will also forma committee to decide whetherto allow them to remain inIraq or find a country to exilethem to.
Iran has publiclycomplainedabout the con-tinuing presenceof the PMOIacross its bor-der.
Under the for-mer Iraqi regime of SaddamHussein, the PMOI was sup-plied with weapons and tanksand periodically carried outarmed incursions against Iranas well as helped Iraqi forcesput down rebellious Shiites in1991.
AFP, July 19, 2006
BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iraqi PrimeMinister Nuri al-Maliki says heis looking for ways to end thepresence in his country of theIranian opposition group, thePeople's Mujahedeen of Iran.
"The presence in the countryof this organization violatesthe constitution," he told apress confer-ence onWednesday,accusing theorganization of interfering inIran's internalaffairs.
"This organiza-tion has beenbehaving as though it is anIraqi organization," he added,emphasizing that it is labelledas a terrorist organization inthe United States and theEuropean Union.
Maliki said the cabinet decided
11th September 2001: in view of MKO
Iraq PM hints at expelling Iran opposition group
US forces confiscated the or-ganization's weapons followingthe March 2003 US-led inva-sion, taking away some 300tanks, many of which weresubsequently given to theIraqi armed forces.
The estimated 3,000 PMOImembers are now under akind of US-supervised housearrest at Camp Ashraf, whichis mainly for their protectionagainst hostile population onboth sides of the border.
The group's activities are sup-ported by its political wing, theNational Council of Resistancein Iran (NCRI) which has of-fices in France and Germanyand carries out lobbying ef-forts against the Iranian gov-ernment.
While the PMOI is character-ized as a terrorist group by theUnited States and EU, it hasmany supporters in the USCongress and British parlia-ment.
the combatants joined inwith the Iraqis for their cele-bration.The officialsof the Organi-sation hadtold the mem-bers that thecontinuouscondemnationof the act bythen Presidentof IranKhatami wassimply a signof weaknessagainst impe-rialism.
cont. in next page
The most ruthless terrorist catastrophe of the century