MKO Leader Maryam Rajavi has supported the deadly violence that followed the June 12 presidential elections.
A number of saboteurs, who were arrested for creating post-vote mayhem in Iran, have exposed their links with the terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO).
Ali Eftekhari, deputy prosecutor in the northern province of Qazvin, said Monday that the seven detainees have been found to be “closely affiliated” with MKO operatives based in Iraq.
“With the main goal of destabilizing the country, they had lured the young and innocent into joining the anti-government riots,” said Eftekhari.
Eftekhari said the arrested saboteurs had sought to take advantage of the delicate situation in the country to advance the MKO political agenda.
“Following their arrest, they confessed to their links with MKO leaders living abroad,” said Eftekhari. “They said they were paid to gather classified information on the country and convey them to their supervisors in Iraq via independent news agencies such as Homa.”
Eftekhari went on to add that some of those arrested have been involved in post election unrest in Tehran, adding one of them was even arrested but was importunely freed later.
The Iraqi government has yet to fulfill its promises and fully expel MKO from Camp Ashraf in north of Baghdad. Recent reports suggest that the grouplet is still operating from their headquarters in Camp Ashraf, where they had been stationed for more than two decades.
Iranian security officials, in the days that followed the unrest, identified and arrested a large number of MKO members, who later confessed that they had been trained and equipped in Iraq to create post-election mayhem in the country.
They had also claimed to be operating under the aegis of the MKO command post in Britain.
The arrests shed light on the significant involvement of MKO terrorists in the recent street violence that killed over a dozen people in the country.
Founded in the 1960s, MKO is a Marxist guerilla group, which masterminded a slew of terrorist operations in Iran and Iraq — one of which was the 1981 bombing of the offices of the Islamic Republic Party, in which more than 72 Iranian officials were killed.
The terrorists are especially notorious for taking sides with former dictator Saddam Hussein during the war Iraq imposed on Iran (1980-1988).