Defected Member Reveals Fake Nature of All Statements Supporting MKO
A defected member of the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCR) disclosed that the statements issued by the so-called supporters of the cult-like group are all fake and written by the terrorist group’s leaders.
"The statements released in support of the MKO are forged in two ways. In the first method, the group or the organization which is said to have issued the statement doesn’t exist at all and the statement is the result of the MKO ringleaders’ imagination," Gholam Hosseinnejad, a highly trusted veteran member of the MKO and the confided interpreter of MKO ringleader Massoud Rajavi in talks with former Iraqi government officials during Saddam’s era, was quoted as saying by Didehban center on Monday.
"In the second method, the statement is written by Rajavi himself and is forged under the name of a special group (which exists but is not aware of such a statement)," he added.
Hosseinnejad said while he was still a member of the terrorist group he had translated a large number of such fake statements in Arabic language and they were published in Iraq’s newspapers at the time in ad pages at the order of the MKO.
The MKO, founded in the 1960s, blended elements of Islamism and Stalinism and participated in the overthrow of the US-backed Shah of Iran in 1979. Ahead of the revolution, the MKO conducted attacks and assassinations against both Iranian and Western targets.
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.
Since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, the group, which now adheres to a pro-free-market philosophy, has been strongly backed by neo-conservatives in the United States, who argued for the MKO to be taken off the US terror list.
In September 2012, the last groups of the MKO terrorists left Camp Ashraf, their main training center in Iraq’s Diyala province. They have been transferred to Camp Liberty transient facility near Baghdad.