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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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Earlier on Monday, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani blasted US National Security Advisor John Bolton and Israel for making decisions and devising strategies on Iran based on the bulletins released by the MKO, advising them to at least change the terms and words used by the MKO in their bulletins and not to insert the same words exactly in their National Security Strategy.
They made the call at the MKO Abiola's family house at Oke-Ido, Gbagura in Abeokuta on Tuesday after a democracy walk that started from June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta and terminated at the family house.
The government reaffirms a previous commitment to deport MKO members, who
Mohammad al-Baldawi, a representative of al-Bina party at the Iraqi parliament, was quoted by the Arabic-language al-Ma'aloumeh news agency as saying on Saturday that the US has brought back some MKO terrorists to Iraq and is sheltering and training them at its bases in the Northern parts of the Arab country.
He said, to me, naming MKO Abiola after a celebration day sound funning and waving, because a new government can set in anytime in the future and it may decide to change for any reason best known to her, be it politically, ethnically, religiously or otherwise.
"John Bolton was receiving salary from the Monafeqin (hypocrites as MKO members are called in Iran) in the US and Monafeqin have paid him to deliver speeches against Iran in the US," General Rahim Safavi said, addressing a forum in Tehran on Wednesday.
"The MKO whose hands are stained with the blood of thousands of innocent Iranian citizens in fact their nature and function are the same as the ISIL of course, with the shell of another type," Larijani said.
Massoud Khodabandeh, a former high-ranking MKO element, made the revelations in an interview with Jordanian news website al-Bawaba released on Tuesday.
Giuliani addressed a rally held by the MKO in Paris late in June in which he underlined the MKO's direct role in leading the protests in Iran.
"Monafeqin (Hypocrites as the MKO members are called in Iran), the monarchists, the westerners and the Zionists have made lots of attempts and spent lots of money in the past few months and they had lots of hopes but we are witnessing that they could not do anything and today our country is in security and tranquility," General Jafari said, addressing a ceremony in the Northeastern city of Mashhad on Monday.
"The Americans are using Monafeqin (Hypocrates as MKO members are called in Iran) as a platform for their measures (against Iran) and they have forced all opposition and anti-revolutionary forces to cooperate with them," General Jalali said on Saturday.
During the meeting, he called for the Netherland's efforts to stop activities of the MKO terrorist group in the European country.