Iran’s Intelligence Ministry Admires Albania for Action against MKO Terrorists

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry Admires Albania for Action against MKO Terrorists

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Intelligence Ministry of Iran praised the government of Albania for its recent action against the terrorist Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO), noting that the Islamic Republic is seriously hunting for hostile terrorists abroad.

In a statement released on Sunday, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry listed the most recent operations its forces have carried out against the MKO elements in different parts of Iran.

Hailing the Albanian government’s recent crackdown against the MKO terrorists at their camp northwest of Tirana as a “step forward”, the ministry said authentic information indicates that “a series of notorious sponsors of terrorism in Europe and the US, under the direction and pressures of the Zionist murderers, are seeking to give artificial respiration to and revive the terrorist MKO cult.”

The Intelligence Ministry said Iran, in its intelligence and security interactions with the European intelligence services, has given several warnings about the terrorist activities of the MKO elements from inside Western countries, particularly from their central camp in Albania.

The Intelligence Ministry of Iran issues the necessary warnings against any negligence by the countries in which the MKO terrorists are active, the statement said, stressing that the Islamic Republic of Iran has seriously put the hunt for the terrorists outside the borders on its agenda.

The ministry gave an assurance that it will proceed with the tireless efforts to fully eradicate the terrorists that commit acts of sabotage against Iran as proxies for the Zionist regime and with the support of the enemies of Iran.

In late June, the Albanian police forces raided a camp hosting the MKO due to its engagement in “terror and cyber-attacks” against foreign institutions.

At least one MKO terrorist was killed and dozens of others were injured during the clashes at the camp, known as Ashraf-3, in the northwest of the capital Tirana.

MKO members spent many years in Iraq, where they were hosted and armed by the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. They sided with Saddam during the 1980-88 imposed war against Iran and then helped him quell domestic uprisings in various parts of the Arab country.

The notorious group is responsible for killing thousands of Iranian civilians and officials after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

More than 17,000 Iranians, many of them civilians, have been killed at the hands of the MKO in different acts of terrorism including bombings in public places, and targeted killings.

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