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7/20/07

European Parliament seeks support for terrorist MKO

Source: Press TV

The European Parliament in a unanimous vote has condemned the Iraqi government's actions against the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO).

The European Parliament passed a resolution on July 12 regarding the anti-Iranian organization known as Mujahedin Khalq and called on the Iraqi government to respect the rights of MKO members who have been residing in the Iraqi town of Ashraf as political refugees for the last 20 years.

The resolution obliged the Nouri Al-Maliki's government to recognize the rights of MKO members who have been accorded the status 'protected persons' under the Fourth Geneva Convention.

This runs counter to earlier decision by the European Union to keep the anti-Iranian terrorist group MKO blacklisted.

The resolution comes in the wake of repeated calls by some high-ranking Iraqi officials to expel MKO members from that country or cut off fuel, drinking water and other supplies to the group.

The terrorist group has carried out many violent actions against the Iranian people including the brutal assassination of a president, a prime minister and 80 parliamentarians as well as thousands of defenseless Iranian civilians.

MKO was Saddam's ally during the Baath regime and used a part of Iraq's land as its headquarters to launch attacks against Iran.

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