UN circulates Iran protest letter
rahul | October 24, 2008 at 06:46 amby
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Fri, 24 Oct 2008 12:46:16 GMT UN publishes Iran protest letter to the Secretary General concerning removal of Mujahedin Khalq Organization from the British terror list. Iran's representative to the UN, Mohammad Kahazaei, in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and the UN Security Council, has condemned a decision made by Britain to remove the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) from its list of terrorist organizations. In the document, which was circulated in the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council on Thursday, Khazaei asserts there is clear evidence that the group, which has been guilty of many bloody terrorist attacks in Iran for 30 years, has been involved in a series of terrorist activities since 2003.
The terrorist MKO claims it relinquished its military hardware to coalition forces in Iraq and denounced violence and terrorism in 2003. Despite the terroristic nature of the group, the UK's Court of Appeals and Britain's government have turned a blind eye to the hostile activities of the group, the envoy wrote to the UN bodies. British lawmakers removed the MKO from the UK's list of banned terror groups on 22 June. Legislators then approved the decision of the Court of Appeals, which had ruled in May that the MKO should no longer be listed as a proscribed group. The MKO has committed acts of aggression against both Iranian and Iraqi nationals and remains banned by the European Union and the United States. According to Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki speaking in New York, the group has killed over 16,000 people within and outside Iran, including one president, one prime minister, four ministers and dozens of parliamentarians. Mottaki suggested that Britain has become a partner in MKO crimes by lifting its ban on the terrorist group. "[We will consider] any country that removes the Mujahedin Khalq Organization from its blacklist of terrorist groups as a partner in its terrorist activities," said the Foreign Minister. He urged all countries to condemn terrorism in all forms without discrimination, adding that in the eyes of the Iranians, the MKO is the most disreputable group. DB/JG/DT Original source at PressTV
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