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A Cult in Heart of Republic, a book on France's ties to MKO terrorists

Yusef Jalali
Press TV, Qom

Iran has unveiled the Persian copy of a French book that reviews the grisly crimes committed by the notorious anti-Iran terror group, Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization.

A Cult in the Heart of the Republic is the title of the book written by a member of the French Senate, Nathalie Goulet. In her book, she shines a light into the formidable anti-Iran terror group, known as Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization, or simply the MKO.

The author tries to warn her fellow Senate members that a full-scale terror group exists in the heart of the French Republic.

In Iran's city of Qom, political thinkers and activists have gathered to unveil the first Persian translation of the French book.

Iran says the MKO has killed over 12,000 Iranian civilians and statesmen, including former President Mohammal Ali Rajaei and Prime Minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar in 1981. The group also fought alongside Iraqi forces against Iran during the eight-year Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s.

In 2012, the US and Europe delisted the group as a terror organization. The MKO was then relocated from an American military base in Iraq to Albania and France. Since then, the US and Europe have been taking part in the MKO's annual summits in Paris.

Nathalie Goulet's book tries to highlight the criminal track record of the MKO, while warning France that it's making a big mistake by supporting the terror group.

In 1988, Iran executed the remnants of the terror grouping in Iran. The MKO is currently led by 68-year-old Maryam Rajavi, who is facing pressure from French human rights entities as a "smear" on France's record of human rights advocacy.

Aside from warning France of the security threats posed to the country by the MKO, the French author says capitalizing on the terror group is a waste of time and money. She argues that the MKO is viewed as an obsolete killing machine in the minds of Iranians and has no place in Iran's sociopolitical structure.

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