Iran: Boroujerdi warns EU of downplaying MKO and Pejak terror threats
The Chairman of the Foreign Policy and National Security Commission of Majlis Alaeddin Boroujerdi warned the European Union of downplaying the terror threat of group like MKO and Pejak.
Meeting with Klaus-Dieter Fritsche, the top intelligence coordinator of the German chancellery in Berlin on Thursday, Boroujerdi said Germany and the EU had to have a realistic approach towards terrorist groups like MKO and Pejak.
Although the EU has removed the name of MKO from its terror list, the notorious MKO terror group is still being monitored by Germany’s domestic Verfassungsschutz intelligence agency, a high-level German government official, requesting anonymity told IRNA recently in Berlin.
“Just because the EU has lifted the ban, it does not mean that we don’t have our own national security considerations,” the official said.
“For instance, parts of the German Left party are being subjected to surveillance by the Verfassungsschutz although they are not blacklisted by the EU,” he added.
The official made clear that Germany’s federal secret service and its state branches will continue the MKO observation.
Each German state has also its own Verfassungsschutz intelligence apparatus.
The MKO has been involved in the mass murders of thousands of innocent Iranians over the past 30 years.
Furthermore, the Israeli-backed MKO terror group has also collaborated with the former Saddam regime, in brutally massacring tens of thousands of Iraq Kurds and Shias.