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Iran seeks prosecution of MKO criminals through intl. channels

Iran intends to pursue the rights of the Iranian victims of MKO terrorist attacks through international bodies and global human rights organizations, said spokesman for the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Hossein Naqavi Hosseini.

He said that Irn possesses evidence of the organization’s terrorist attacks against Iranians since the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

“Iran plans to call upon international bodies to prosecute members of the [terrorist] cell as criminals and take judicial measures to extradite them or put them on trial … and punish them,” he said.

Naqavi Hosseini said that since the victory of Iran’s Islamic Revolution the US has been using the group as a tool to achieve their objectives in the region.

The Iranian lawmaker said that the West was in talks with other countries to find a safe haven for the members of the terrorist organization now that their camp was evicted by Iraq.

The MKO is listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community and has committed numerous terrorist acts against Iranians and Iraqis.

The group fled Iran in 1986 for Iraq, where it received the support of Iraq’s former dictator Saddam Hussein and set up a terror camp near the Iranian border.

Out of nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist attacks since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, 12,000 of them have fallen victim to the terrorist acts carried out by the MKO.

In December 2011, the United Nations and Baghdad agreed to relocate some 3,000 MKO members from Camp New Iraq to Camp Liberty. The last group of MKO terrorists was evicted by the Iraqi government on September 11 to join the other members of the terrorist group at Camp Liberty near Baghdad International Airport and await relocation to other countries.

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