Massoud Rajavi and Yasser Arafat
The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) was the first major organization to embrace the Mujahedin-e Khalq group and offer them military training and supplies in its camps in Lebanon and Syria. the MKO`s leader, Massoud Rajavi was trained by PLO in Lebanon and Jordan in the late 1960’s.
According to journal “Mojahed” of June 1979, it was Yasser Arafat who initially put the MKO in touch with the Soviet Union. Therefore when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, the people’s Mojahedin were at front to praise the Soviet Union.