Tuesday Nov 19, 201311:08 AM GMT
Iran rejects MKO-affiliated claim on nuclear site
This file photo shows members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).
This file photo shows members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:4AM
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Iran has strongly rejected a claim made by the terrorist group Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) about the existence of an ‘undeclared nuclear site’ in the country.


“In line with their repetitious and unfounded claims about Iran’s peaceful nuclear [energy program], the MKO has made baseless statements about the existence of secret nuclear facilities in Iran that are strongly rejected,” Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI), said on Tuesday.

Kamalvandi added that the MKO aims to sabotage the positive atmosphere at the ongoing negotiations between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States - plus Germany.

Iran and the P5+1 group are set to resume the negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear energy program in Geneva on Wednesday.

The so-called National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), which is an affiliate of the MKO, claimed on Monday that Iran is either “establishing or completing” an undeclared nuclear site.

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan has also rejected the claim, saying the move is an attempt by the defeated MKO-Israeli front to undermine the nuclear talks and mislead the world public opinion.

Dehqan added that such ploys cannot weaken the resolve of the Islamic Republic to advance its nuclear energy program or sabotage negotiations with the P5+1

The MKO, which is listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community, is notorious for carrying out numerous terrorist acts against Iranian civilians and officials, involvement in the 1991 bloody repression of Shia Muslims in southern Iraq and the massacre of Iraqi Kurds in the country’s north under Iraq’s executed dictator Saddam Hussein.

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