On the anniversary of the 7th of Tir terrorist attack, the chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces says human rights organizations act through a double standard as several attacks against Iran have been ignored.

  • Europe can no longer be a shelter for MKO terrorists: Army chief
    Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri speaks during an event in the capital Tehran, on February 23, 2021 (AFP)

Europe is no longer willing to shelter terrorists of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO), the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, stated on Wednesday.

The Major General issued a statement on the anniversary of the 7th of Tir terrorist attack carried out by the MKO on June 28, 1981, which corresponds to the 7th of Tir 1360 of the Solar calendar. The attack led to the martyrdom of 74 officials of the Islamic Republic Party (IRP) in Tehran, Iran, as a powerful bomb exploded at the party's headquarters.

June 28 also marks the anniversary of a chemical attack carried out by Iraq during Saddam Hussein's reign on the northwestern Iranian city of Sardasht in 1987. The chemical attack wounded around 8,000 out of the 12,000 inhabitants of the city.

As Major General Bagheri expressed his agony over the two events, he criticized the silence of international organizations who have ignored both terrorist attacks.

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Bagheri underlined that human rights organizations exhibit a double standard in their work as they only envoke their laws up until nations and governments move against the demands of colonial governments.

Earlier, the Secretary of Iran's High Council for Human Rights Kazem Gharibabadi criticized Western states for hosting members of the MKO terrorist organization as he called on them to expel the terrorists.

On May 30, the spokesperson for Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemned the European Parliament for hosting the leader of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) terror group, which has murdered over 17,000 Iranian citizens.

The terror group's leader, Maryam Rajavi, addressed a gathering in May, titled Perspective of Change and European Union Policy in the European Parliament to discuss the foreign-backed riots in Iran and the responsibilities of the European Union.

After the riots began to take off, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced in a statement that the major elements behind the riots were largely foreign citizens, members of the anti-Iran terrorist MKO, which is based in Albania, and individuals working with other anti-Revolution terror outfits.

The Iranian Intelligence Ministry underlined that 49 MKO terrorists had been arrested for actively propagating fake news, inciting the rioters to organize acts of terror and destruction, directing slogans, and being present on the streets to damage public property.

Read more: Former MKO member says Albania camp members trained, dangerous

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