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State Dept. Poised to Remove Iranian Terror Group From Terror List

by Jason Ditz (source: Anti war) May 14, 2012

A number of politicians have been openly endorsing the organization, arguing that formal US backing for the organization would be a key step toward regime change in Iran. The MeK has been paying off top officials for years to endorse their removal from the terror list, offering $20,000 for a 20 minute speech of support. ››read more


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Americans Want to Keep the MEK in Iraq

(source: irdiplomacy.ir) February 22, 2012

Interview with Hassan Danaeifar, Iran's ambassador to Iraq, on the saga of Mojahedin-e Khalgh terrorist group. ››read more


No evidence against Iran, Hezbollah for Attacks on Diplomats

by John Glaser (source: Anti-War.Com) February 13, 2012

The attacks and allegations of Iran's culpability came just days after NBC News broke a story in which an unnamed U.S. official revealed that Israel funded, trained, and armed the Iranian terrorist dissident group Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK) in carrying out assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists. There is no evidence to support Israeli allegations. ››read more


Why Are Some Americans Defending an Iranian Terrorist Group?

by CONOR FRIEDERSDORF (source: The Atlantic) February 13, 2012

In your telling, MEK doesn't belong on the U.S. list of foreign terrorist organizations; Rudy Giulianishouldn't be arrested for taking their money and speaking out on their behalf; Israel shouldn't be declared a State Sponsor of Terror for funding their operations; and President Obama shouldn't send drones to assassinate MEK leaders. By your logic, America's list of terrorist organizations is therefore overly broad; by your logic, patriotic Americans who've done nothing wrong are nonetheless vulnerable to arrest and imprisonment for giving material support to MEK; by your logic, President Obama could unilaterally order the assassination of valuable allies engaged in righteous behavior. ››read more


Iran, the IAEA, and the Laptop

by Muhammad Sahimi (source: AntiWar.com ) October 13, 2008

Dr. ElBaradei has said repeatedly that the IAEA is bound to "follow due process, which means I need to establish the veracity, consistency, and authenticity of any intelligence, and share it with the country of concern." But once again, in Iran's case this established procedure has not been followed. Iran has not even been presented with an analysis of the digital chain of custody of the documents, indicating their authenticity. Yet it is being pressed to respond to charges of doubtful legitimacy. ››read more


Will the U.S. Support Terrorists to Destabilize Iran?

by Bill Beeman (source: AntiWar.com ) July 8, 2008

All attempts to justify a military attack on Iran have failed and the US is now looking at supporting fringe and terrorist groups to destabilize the country. It won’t work, says NAM contributing writer, William O. Beeman, but it will destabilize the region for years to come. Beeman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. He is President of the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association. The second edition of his book, The “Great Satan” vs. the “Mad Mullahs”: How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other, has just been published by the University of Chicago Press. ››read more


Seymour Hersh on US covert operations in Iran and on MEK

by Seymour M. Hersh (source: NPR) July 6, 2008

In an interview with NPR on his latest New Yorker Article, the renowned investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh reveals further details of his findings. He explains that the aim of the US covert operations in Iran is to create a pretext for attacking Iran with the goal of regime change. He warns that the US military is ready to attack within 10 to 12 hours of the go ahead order by President Bush. He also reiterates that the US has been giving funds and arms to the terrorist MEK for years, reveals that the US has trained MEK teams in the state of Nevada and that MEK leaders have cashed the funds received from the US in their personal accounts in London. ››read more


Military action 'would destabilise Iraq'

by Patrick Cockburn in Baghdad (source: The Independent) July 5, 2008

Iraq will be plunged into a new war if Israel or the US launches an attack on Iran, Iraqi leaders have warned. Iranian retaliation would take place in Iraq, said Dr Mahmoud Othman, the influential Iraqi MP. ››read more


Iraq bans dealings with Iran opposition group

by SAMEER N. YACOUB (source: AP) June 18, 2008

Rajavi and SaddamRajavi and SaddamThe Iraqi government Tuesday banned any dealings with an Iranian opposition group based in Iraq. In an official statement, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Cabinet accused the Mujahedeen Khalq organization of interfering in Iraq's internal affairs. "The Cabinet decided to ban any dealings with this organization by any Iraqi or foreign individual, organization or party," the statement said. The government said those who violate the order will face charges under the anti-terror law. ››read more


Assassins of Peace

by Justin Raimondo (source: Anti War.Com) May 6, 2008

 Raimondo RaimondoThe "war on terrorism" now consists of a worldwide campaign to fund the "good" terrorist groups ››read more


Terrorists Among Us

by Nema Milaninia (source: Iranian.com) April 16, 2008

MilaniniaMilaniniaThe MEK identify themselves as representatives of the Iranian American community in order to persuade Congress that the Iranian Americans support a foreign invasion. As a result, the MEK have falsely represented the perspectives of the Iranian-American community. Iranian Americans have no association with the MEK have largely condemned the group’s activities. ››read more


Iran Nuke Laptop Data Came from Terror Group

by Gareth Porter (source: Anti War.Com) March 1, 2008

Tehran has denounced the documents on which the charges are based as fabrications provided by the MEK, and has demanded copies of the documents to analyze, but the United States had refused to do so. The Iranian assertion is supported by statements by German officials. ››read more


Iran Hawks Find New Supporters Against the NIE

by Rostam Pourzal (source: Foreign Policy In Focus) December 28, 2007

Rostam PourzalMany of us remember the Iraqi exile groups whose tall tales the Administration used to justify the invasion of their country in 2003. Fewer people are aware that similar groups from other Middle Eastern countries frequent the halls of Congress and editorial board rooms carrying their frightening ghost-written books with guidance from pro-war think tanks. The organized challenge against the 2007 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) summary on Iran this month included such a group, which for years cried wolf about Iran. ››read more


The War against Iran has begun

by Pierre-Emmanuel Dupont (source: CASMII) September 7, 2007

It is known that in 2006 the U.S. Marine Corps has commissioned the firm Hicks and Associates, to carry out a study about ethnic minorities in Iran, whose objective is to evaluate the possibilities for the exacerbation of ethnic tensions, with the view to the overthrow of the government in Tehran. ››read more


Subverting Iran: Washington's covert war inside Iran

by Gregory Elich (source: Global Research) March 23, 2007

Much attention has been given to the Bush Administration’s preparations for possible war against Iran as well as its drive to impose sanctions. Meanwhile, a less noticed policy has been unfolding, one that may in time prove to have grave consequences for the region. There is a covert war underway in Iran, still in its infancy, but with disturbing signs of impending escalation. In the shadowy world of guerrilla operations, the full extent of involvement by the Bush Administration has yet to be revealed, but enough is known to paint a disturbing picture. ››read more


Subverting Iran - Washington's covert operations inside Iran

by Gregory Elich (source: Global Research) July 25, 2007

According to a former CIA official, funding for armed separatist groups operating in Iran is paid from the CIA’s classified budget. The aim, claims Fred Burton, an ex-State Department counter-terrorism agent, is “to supply and train” these groups “to destabilize the Iranian regime.” ››read more


CASMII’s Statement and Demands on the US-Iran Standoff

(source: CASMII) March 16, 2007

In committing these breaches, the Western bloc is not supported by the majority of the world's public opinion, which believes relations among sovereign states should be governed by international law and treaties. The US through its covert operations and support for the MEK, actually listed as a terrorist organization by the US and EU governments, has been fomenting ethnic conflict in Iran and under the cover of its "democratization program" carries out a destabilization program in Iran, clearly illegal in international law and under the UN Charter. ››read more


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