Taking a clear political stand in support of Ségolène Royal, MKO looked with dismay a resounding win by Right Wing UMP candidate Nicolas Sarkozy. It does not necessarily mean that Ms. Royal intended to sacrifice the people’s interests and political concerns to meet the demands of a proscribed group long leeching onto France.
Of the diplomatic controversies that have clouded French-Iranian relations, which Nicolas Sarkozy has on his political agenda to improve, was the issue of MKO. Darius Kadivar, a freelance journalist, in an article released in persianmirror makes a short reference to the issue and is of the opinion that the days of MKO in France may well be counted with Sarkozy who is anti-communist.
Another issue of controversy between Iran and France has been the Armed Opposition Organization of the Peoples Mujahedin Khalge known as the MKO which is labeled as a terrorist organization by the EU and the US. The Para Military organization founded by Massoud Rajavi and led by its self elected wife Maryam Rajavi combines Marxist and Islamist ideologies and has made headlines for the spectacular fanatical actions of its members such as self immolation to protest against the arrests of its leaders. It claims to have given up military actions against the Islamic Regime and seeks respectability amongst European deputies and personalities such as Bernard Lavillier, and controversial excommunicated Bishop Jacques Gaillot. It has however found amongst its staunchest ally the former First Lady Danielle Mitterand, who has often been at odds with her own husband the late French President François Mitterand who favored political ties with Iran whilst selling Arms to both Iran and Iraq during their 8 year war. The days of this organization in France may well be counted with Sarkozy who is anti-communist, with pro-American sympathies and claims to combat terrorism and support Human Rights.
19/05/2007 – Mojahedin.ws