Iran slam US for supporting Iraqi based terrorist Mojahedin Khalq (Rajavi cult)
while US issued no direct rebuttal on the comments
By Louis Charbonneau at the UN Security Council meeting | March 20, 2008
An Iranian envoy also addressed the council, accusing the United States of supporting the Iraq-based People's Mujahideen (MKO) guerrilla group. The MKO is banned as a terrorist group in Iran, the United States and the European Union.
"Its elements and members continue to enjoy support and receive safe haven in the US and some European countries, including some member states of the EU," the envoy said.
The MKO's political wing, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), is banned in the United States as a terrorist organisation but remains legal in the EU. The MKO advocates overthrowing the Islamic leadership of Iran.
Washington issued no direct rebuttal of the comments.
But Richard Grenell, a spokesman for the US mission to the United Nations, responded by referring to the Security Council's March 3 adoption of a third round of UN sanctions against Iran for refusing to halt its enrichment work.
"Our response to the Iranians was the ... Security Council resolution in which the international community said again Iran was in violation of international (nuclear) demands," he said.
Washington also accuses Iran of supporting Middle Eastern militant organisations including Hezbollah and Hamas.
The NCRI first revealed the existence of Iran's clandestine uranium enrichment program in August 2002. The United States and other Western countries fear it is part of a plan to get the capability to produce atomic weapons but Tehran says is at the heart of a peaceful civilian nuclear energy program.
Also read Human Rights Watch report on Mojahedin Khalq Organisation:
(Mehdi Abrishamchi and Massoud Rajavi taking orders from Saddam's head of secret services)
(Massoud and Maryam Rajavi, cult leaders)
(Maryam Rajavi directly ordered the massacre of Kurdish people)
(Rabbi Daniel Zucker with Maryam Rajavi!)
(A cult session in Ashraf Camp Iraq - under the protection of Saddam)
(Chemical attack on Halabche, Kurdistan, Iraq)
(In the streets of London with Lord Corbett!!)
(MKO members in European Countries 2003)
Understanding Mojahedin Activity from a Cult Perspective (Anne Singleton, June 2007)
State Department's Report on Mojahedin Khalq Orgainsation, Rajavi cult headed by Massoud Rajavi and Maryam Rajavi
Anne Singleton interview with BBC Radio about Rajavi cult headed by Massoud Rajavi and Maryam Rajavi
Anne Singleton interview with SUN newspaper
EU keeps Mojahedin Khalq Organisation on terror list after review
Proscribed terrorist Mojahedin Khalq Organisation attack the Seminar on
Open Letter to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice - Questions arise over appearance of Mojahedin cult terrorists in Europe
Mojahedin Khaq (Rajavi cult headed by Massoud Rajavi and Maryam Rajavi) hired actors for their demonstration
Scott Ritter on Target Iran: The Truth About the White House Plans for Regime Change
Massoud Rajavi, Maryam Rajavi, Mohammad Mohaddessin, Mehdi Abrishamchi, Mojahedin Khalq leaders
Employee True Face. Background of a Fox News Analyst (Iran-Interlink, February 2004)