Informed sources disclosed that Saudi Arabia and Yemen are making joint attempts to use the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCR) to impair Iran’s regional clout and face and undermine its national security.
A report released by the Persian-language Neday-e Haqiqat (the Voice of Truth) website revealed that as the UN and Iraqi government have intensified their efforts to evacuate the MKO members from their main training base, Camp Ashraf, and transfer them to a transient settlement facility in Camp Liberty[TTL] to make them prepared for a final expulsion from Iraq, a meeting was held in Sana’a dubbed as ‘Solidarity with Ashraf Residents’ by Yemen’s National Strategic Studies and in cooperation with the Saudi security services.
The report said that the meeting was arranged and held by Abdulkarim Al-Eryani, a former Yemeni prime minister who is now a close adviser to Yemen’s deposed dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh, and in cooperation with certain figures close to Iraq’s al-Iraqiya’s party and the notorious hirelings of the MKO like Saleh al-Mutlaq.
Al-Eryani is also known to have long held close ties with Iraq’s former ruling party, Ba’ath, and was a confidant of the executed Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein.
The report said that the Yemeni-Saudi support for the terrorist group is aimed at damaging Iran’s face and influence in the region and exerting pressure on the Islamic Republic through undermining Iran’s national security and power.
Iran’s enemies have recently sought to make a better instrumental use of the MKO after the group served the former Iraqi dictator and played the role of an informant for the US ever since Saddam Hussein was toppled in a US invasion in 2003.
Recent reports said Zionist lobbies are seeking to shelter the MKO members in Azerbaijan, while the US administration is trying to station the terrorists in five neighboring countries of the Islamic Republic.
Authentic reports from sources privy to the MKO disclosed that the US administration is consulting with five of Iran’s neighboring states to persuade them into sheltering the MKO terrorists.
After nearly three decades, Iraq is now expelling the MKO from its soil, while no world country has accepted to shelter the terrorist group.
The US allies in the Middle-East, including Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Qatar and Pakistan, are likely to be the destination of the MKO terrorists, the sources added.
The sources also pointed out that Zionist lobbies are pressuring the US and Baku officials to station MKO terrorists in bases and desolated air fields, and added that the issue was a topic of recent discussions between Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Azeri officials.
Zionist lobbies are seeking to create Camp Ashraf-like conditions in Azerbaijan to save the MKO from complete dissolution.
The MKO, whose main stronghold is still in Iraq, is blacklisted by much of the international community, including the United States.
The group started assassination of the citizens and officials after the revolution in a bid to take control of the newly established Islamic Republic. It killed several of Iran’s new leaders in the early years after the revolution, including the then President, Mohammad Ali Rajayee, Prime Minister, Mohammad Javad Bahonar and the Judiciary Chief, Mohammad Hossein Beheshti who were killed in bomb attacks by MKO members in 1981.
The group fled to Iraq in 1986, where it was protected by Saddam Hussein and where it helped the Iraqi dictator suppress Shiite and Kurd uprisings in the country.
The terrorist group joined Saddam’s army during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-1988) and helped Saddam and killed thousands of Iranian civilians and soldiers during the US-backed Iraqi imposed war on Iran.