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Noun1.MKO - a terrorist organization formed in the 1960s by children of Iranian merchants; sought to counter the Shah of Iran's pro-western policies of modernization and opposition to communism; following a philosophy that mixes Marxism and Islam it now attacks the Islamic fundamentalists who deposed the Shah
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
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The Iranian foreign minister said that Iran is aware that Saudi Arabia has been colluding with the MKO and providing the terrorist group with financial support since the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s.
The government "underscores importance of getting MKO out of the Iraqi
While people in Syria and Iraq are suffering from the insecurity created by the terrorists, Kerry proudly speaks of providing security to the MKO terrorists, he added.
Ayatollah Khatami said that the MKO has the darkest record before the Iranian nation as the terrorist group has carried out 17,000 assassinations against the innocent people as part of its criminal record.
We take the Saudi government responsible for the assassinations carried out by Monafeqin (Hypocrites as the MKO members are called in Iran) and the anti-revolutionaries and have collected their documents," said Rezayee, also a former commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), on Monday.
The coordinates and locations of the (Liberty) base had been given to us by an MKO member who is now in Liberty," the commander said on Wednesday.
But what attracts attention in these letters, is Rajavi's crystal-clear confession that he had ordered the killing of over 10,000 Iranians across the country which proves Tehran's claims that the MKO has killed over 12,000 Iranian people.
He noted that the Bahrain intelligence service believes that Iran is the main supporter of the Manama government's opponents and for the same reason it supports the MKO that is an armed opposition to the Islamic Republic and has assassinated over 12,000 citizens and officials.
If the grounds are paved to facilitate their (MKO members) repatriation to Iran this can persuade other MKO members to do the same," Iraqi Ambassador to Tehran Mohammad Majid Al-Sheikh told FNA on Saturday.
The terrorist MKO members should be handed over to Iran to be put on trial for their crimes against the Iranian nation," the Iranian justice minister told reporters in Tehran on Sunday.
According to an agreement signed between Iran and Iraq on the swap of prisoners, Iran can ask for the extradition of the MKO members," the website of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) quoted Al-Shammari as saying on Sunday.