Unconfirmed reports in recent weeks indicate that Jordan has inexplicably decided to give the Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) leaders asylum and permission to conduct political activities in the country. According to Tehrantimes, Massoud Rajavi and Maryam Rajavi, leaders of the Mojahedin Khalq Organisation, together with a few other high ranking members, have been transferred to Jordan to protect them from the arrest warrants issued by Interpol.
Saddam and the late King Hussein had historic and longstanding relations, and Jordan’s open support for Iraq during the 1980-1988 war against Iran is part of the historical record. After Saddam’s fall in March 2003, Jordan started a new game. It signaled its agreement with the United States Greater Middle East Initiative but also started providing overt and covert support for terrorism and insurgency in Iraq.
The latest anti-Iranian move by the Jordanian king Abdullah II to give asylum to MKO members, seems to be much more serious than the previous actions since MKO is a globally blacklisted terrorist group that has carried out terrorist acts during the years Saddam gave them asylum in Iraq and the Jordanian king’s decision is a blatant defiance of a decisive war on terrorism.
Mojahedin.ws – 15/09/2007