Tehran (IP) - A number of the Tir 7 (June 28) terrorist attack victims gathered in front of the Ministry of Justice and the French embassy in Tehran.

Iran PressIran News: The people who attended the gathering called for the trial or extradition of MKO ( Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization)             members involved in the terrorist attack. 

They carried placards reading "Either Trial for Extradition," "June 28 uncovered MKO nasty reality", "European countries have sheltered murderers and just pretend to advocate human rights," and "Don't confuse the murderer for martyr!".

The protesters chanted the "Down with MKO" and issued a final statement addressing the Paris Attorney General and the judges in charge of the MKO cases. 

The statement, signed by the people attending the gathering, asks the French Judiciary to resume the trial of the MKO members, which has been archived since 2008. 

June 28 terrorist attack

On June 28, 1981, a powerful bomb exploded at Iran's Islamic Republican Party (IRP) headquarters, where the party's leaders held a meeting. 

The bombing killed scores of Iranian officials, including Ayatollah Beheshti.

The MKO ( Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization) has admitted to having carried out the attack.

In a meeting with General Taher Haboush (Saddam's intelligence chief) in 1999, the then-head of MKO Masoud Rajavi said: "As you know, I was in Paris from 1981 to 1986. We were not called terrorists in those years. Although they knew who had blown up the Republican Party in Iran ... they knew who and what political process killed the president and prime minister of the regime while we were in contact with both the White House and the Elysee Palace. They knew well, but they did not call us terrorists at all."

The MKO has made numerous terrorist attacks against Iranian civilians and government officials since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979. Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist attacks over the past four decades, about 12,000 have fallen victim to the terrorist group's acts of terror.

Washington and the European Union have removed the MKO from their lists of terrorist organizations. The anti-Iran terrorists enjoy the freedom of activity in the US and Europe and even hold meetings with officials from the US and EU.


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