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Italy hosts leader of group recognized internationally as terrorist

Source: Press TV

The Rajavis

Maryam Rajavi, the wife of Masoud Rajavi, leader of Mujahedin Khalq Organization, has arrived in the Italian capital to take part in a press conference.

Security officials quickly guided Rajavi to an unknown location outside the Leonardo da Vinci Airport after her arrival in Rome, ANSA reported on Tuesday.

Rajavi is reportedly in Rome to hold a press conference.

The Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) is recognized as a terrorist group by Iran, Iraq, Canada, the United States, and the European Union.

Former Iraqi dictator Saddam (l) and MKO leader Rajavi

The group is responsible for bombings, killings, and attacks against Iranian government officials and civilians over the past 25 years, including the assassination of the late president Mohammad-Ali Rajaei, prime minister Bahonar and judiciary chief Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti.

The MKO is also known to have cooperated with Iraq's former dictator Saddam Hossein to suppress the Iraqi people.

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