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18:24 | 2012-05-13


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Defected Member Unveils Riyadh, Tel Aviv's Financial Support for Terrorist MKO

TEHRAN (FNA)- A defected member of the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCR) disclosed that Saudi Arabia and Israel are providing huge financial support for the terrorist group.

Maryam Sanjabi, a former ringleader of the MKO, said that the organization receives funding from Saudi Arabia and Israel, and emphasized that the terrorist group has played an outstanding role in the killing of the Iraqi people by the former Ba'ath regime.

Speaking to Ashraf News in Baghdad, Sanjabi stated that there is strong evidence on the tight relations and cooperation between MKO and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, adding that the same documents show that the organization has worked hard in Jordan, particularly with the parliament members of the Arab country.

She called for the remaining members of the MKO in camp Liberty to think rationally and take advantage of the Iraqi government and United Nations' decision about their resettlement in another country.

Earlier reports said that Zionist lobbies are seeking to shelter members of the MKO in Azerbaijan as the US administration is trying to station the terrorists in five neighboring countries of the Islamic Republic.

Authentic reports from sources privy to the MKO disclosed that the US administration is consulting with five of Iran's neighboring states to persuade them into sheltering the MKO terrorists.

The US allies in the Middle-East, including Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Qatar and Pakistan, are likely to be the destination of the MKO terrorists, the sources added.

The MKO's main stronghold was a training center in Iraq's Northern Diyala province called Camp Ashraf, but post-Saddam Iraq decided to close the camp specially due to the MKO's massacre of Iraqi Shiites during the Saddam era and its terrorist operations against Iran in the last 33 years. Iraq started expelling the group a few months ago.

The MKO is seeking to transfer its members to another country, but no world state, including the US and the European countries, accept to lodge the terrorist group.

To date, almost 1200 MKO terrorists have been transferred from Camp Ashraf to Camp Liberty which lies Northeast of the Baghdad International Airport, in three groups of 400 each, on February 18, 8, and March 20. About 2,000 members still remain in Camp Ashraf. Camp Liberty is a transient settlement facility and a last station for the MKO in Iraq.

The MKO cannot find a shelter outside Iraq as it is blacklisted by much of the international community, including the United States.

Before an overture by the EU, the MKO was on the European Union's list of terrorist organizations subject to an EU-wide assets freeze. Yet, the MKO puppet leader, Maryam Rajavi, who has residency in France, regularly visited Brussels and despite the ban enjoyed full freedom in Europe.

The MKO is behind a slew of assassinations and bombings inside Iran, a number of EU parliamentarians said in a recent letter in which they slammed a British court decision to remove the MKO from the British terror list. The EU officials also added that the group has no public support within Iran because of their role in helping Saddam Hussein in the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-1988).