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Iran furious at ceasefire deal with terror group

Iran expressed outrage yesterday at a US ceasefire agreement with an Iranian resistance group based in Iraq that has been named by Washington as a terrorist organisation. The ceasefire deal between the US military and the Iraq-based Mojahedin Khalq Organisation (MKO) allows the group to keep its weapons. “In the wake of the terrorist attacks in the US, Washington was portraying itself as anti-terrorist, but it entered into a deal with a terrorist group which they have nurtured and given a safe haven in Washington,” said the head of the powerful expediency council. The agreement, signed on April 15 but only confirmed this week by US central command, allows the MKO to keep its armed camps in Iraq, purportedly to defend itself against Iranian-sponsored troops. The rebels have agreed to refrain from hostile acts against US forces and to place their artillery and anti-aircraft guns in “non-threatening” positions. The MKO, which has conducted bombings and assassinations against Iran’s leaders, has been designated a terrorist group by Washington, but has allies in the US Congress. Full Story

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