The administration of United States President Donald Trump is plotting to use a terrorist outfit called the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MEK or MKO) to promote regime-change in Iran, according to a former long-time MKO member.
MKO, which was listed as a terrorist organization in the US and Europe, had collaborated with the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during his imposed war on Iran in the 1980s in addition to killing as many as 12,000 Iranians in a violent campaign of terrorist bombings and assassination across the Islamic Republic and Iraq, is strongly despised by the Iranian nation.
The collaboration between the Trump administration and MKO leadership to overthrow the government in Iran is based on false pretenses and will be a futile attempt, former MKO member Ebrahim Khodabandeh told Press TV on Saturday.
Recently, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and 33 senior US officials and military brass recently took part in an event organized by the notorious outfit in the French capital city, Paris.
Khodabandeh said the anti-Iran members of the Trump administration aim to use MKO as a mouthpiece or speaker for the dissidents to promote anti-Iran sanctions and regime-change in the country.
The Trump administration pretends that Iranian dissidents want regime-change in Iran which is not true, Khodabandeh said. The Trump administration’s show of support for the MKO terrorist organization, which has as well Iranian and Iraqi blood American blood on their hands, is based on the terrorist outfit’s anti-Iran stance, Khodabandeh told Press TV in an exclusive interview on Saturday.
Trump’s administration “cannot openly talk about imposing sanctions against the Iranian people. They do it under the cover of Iranian dissidents’ gatherings,” he said.
The gatherings promoting regime-change in Iran are “organized by the [MKO] terrorist organization which has claimed many lives inside Iran,” he noted.
The MKO terrorist outfit “is very much hated by Iranian people. It is the only Iranian opposition group that supports sanctions against the Iranian people, “according to Khodabandeh, who was a member of the terrorist organization for 23 years.