Anti-Terror Conference to be held in Baghdad

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to attend the second international conference on global fight against terrorism in the Iraqi capital.
The conference is scheduled to be held in Baghdad in late October attended by countries including Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
During his stay in Baghdad, the Iranian chief executive will hold talks with senior Iraqi officials, including President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki, Fars News Agency reported on Saturday.
The first International Conference on the Global Fight Against Terrorism was held in Tehran in late June. Senior officials from at least 60 countries and representatives from several international organizations including the UN attended the two-day meeting.
Iran, having suffered a long record of the killing of its officials in bombings and other acts of terror, mostly carried out by the terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) regards itself a victim of terrorism.
Out of the 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist attacks since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, some 12,000 of them have fallen victim to MKO terrorism.
Members of the MKO fled to Iraq in the 1980s, where they had the support of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and set up Camp Ashraf in the eastern province of Diyala near the Iranian border.
On September 28, the US formally removed the MKO from its list of terror organizations one week after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent the US Congress a classified communication about the move.
Following the delisting, Foreign Ministry said in statement that Tehran strongly condemns Washington’s irresponsible move, which is against the international and legal commitments of the US.
The Islamic Republic holds the US government responsible for the terrorist acts carried out by the MKO in the past, present and the future, the statement added.
The Foreign Ministry also stated that the United States has expressed official support for the terrorist cell with this move, which also proves that Washington follows no logic in its actions.
The European Union also removed the MKO from its list of terrorist organizations in 2009.

Iran Daily

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