Secretary General of Habilian Association – an NGO formed of the families of 17,000 victims of terrorism in Iran – said the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as MEK, NCRI or PMOI) is the primary trainer of terrorists in Iraq.
Speaking in a meeting with members of Iraq’s Youth Parliament and a number of Ministry of Youth and Sports members, Seyed Mohammad Javad Hasheminejad said that Iran and Iraq share a common civilization heritage, adding that the convergence between the two nations, after the fall of Saddam, is very positive.
“The forty year gap between the two nations of Iran and Iraq was very bothersome,” he added. “The gap was due to an authoritarian government before the Islamic Revolution in Iran and a dictatorial government during the Ba’ath regime in Iraq.”
Son of late AbdolKarim Hasheminejad added that Saddam’s support for terrorist groups, including the MKO, was one of the excuses of the US for attacking Iran.
“But after the fall of Saddam we saw that not only this terrorist group was not destroyed, but it was placed under the direct support of the US government.” “This grouplet enjoyed the best conveniences, while most Iraqi people were deprived of many facilities.”
Hasheminejad went on to explain the role of the MKO in terrorist acts in Iraq and said, “This grouplet has trained suicide bombers at its military headquarters, which were under the protection of US troops, and the initial core of the terrorist operations in Iraq was created by this grouplet.”