Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on 25 June dismissed the US State Department’s annual report on terrorism, claiming that the “biggest state sponsor of terrorism” was in no position to judge other countries.
In a tweet late on Sunday the ministry wrote that the Mujahedin-e Khalq organisation is a “terror cult” that has the blood of innocent Iranians on its hands. The ministry also slammed Europe for “offering shelter to the corrupt grouplet”.
The US and Europe, claimed the Iranian Foreign Ministry, were thus aiding and abetting the actions of the organisation.
On Saturday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi branded the US and Europe as supporters of Mujahedin-e Khalq and their crimes of terror, as he recalled that exactly 39 years ago, on 28 June 1981, Iran’s Chief Justice Ayatollah Beheshti along with 72 senior figures were assassinated when a powerful bomb went off at the headquarters of Iran’s Islamic Republic Party (IRP) in Tehran during a meeting of party leaders. Tehran denounced Mujahedin-e Khalq for the attack.
The MKO has been blamed for numerous terrorist attacks against Iranian civilians and government officials since the success of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979.