Preparedness for suicide, a prerequisite for MKO operations
(An interview with Batool Soltani on MKO self-immolations – a précis of parts 35-36)- The means of suicide had to be necessarily checked as the first priorities along with other weapons needed for the operations. They were cyanides, hand-grenades, and guns and the teams received special trainings to use them in critical situations. Of course, they received other psychological and security trainings to counteract after-arrest tortures and pressures if they failed to commit suicide and fell into the hands of the regime’s forces. In general, any thought of compromise was a taboo within MKO/MEK/PMOI; there was no alternate but to kill or be killed.