NEWS

  • Iran Interlink, July 26 2017:...  The UK government has again rejected any possibility of Maryam Rajavi, de facto leader of the Mojahedin Khalq (MEK), entering the UK. Rajavi is currently based in France but visited Albania over several weeks earlier this year to be with her followers who are now based there. This emphatic stance from the UK government toward Rajavi and the MEK highlights the opprobrium with which the group is viewed in parliamentary circles right across ... 

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  • Massoud Khodabandeh, Balkans Post, July 23 2017:... Although the MEK are experts at intimidation and propaganda, in reality the expulsion of the MEK from Europe should be neither controversial nor unexpected. No government in Europe supports the presence of extremists in their midst and the MEK has a long history of extremist behaviour and messaging. The self-immolations in western capitals are an example of their actual behaviour ... 

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  • Iran Interlink Weekly Digest Mojahedin Khalq MEK NCRI Rajavi cultIran Interlink, July 21 2017:... In Albania two new people, Siavosh Seifi and Mahmoud Mambini both with over 39 years’ membership, have run away from the MEK camp and joined other ex-members there. Some speculate that they escaped because they had reached their limit over the Villepinte event. In Albania ex-members have reported on the efforts of the MEK to infiltrate the ex-member community. They have named a few people who had come to them and ... 

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  • Michael Rubin, AEIdeas, July 20 2017:... Those who embrace the MKO as a viable alternative — or even a tool — toward regime change do as much harm to the cause of Iranian freedom as those who embrace the Islamic Republic’s so-called reformers. While the MKO tend to dismiss any criticism as pro-regime propaganda, the simple facts are these: The MKO have, at best, only a miniscule following inside Iran. This is because they sided with Iran’s enemies during the ... 

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  • Dr, Mehrdan Khonsari, Huffington Post, July 20 2017:... This sorry state of affairs descends to the ridiculous when a number of leading US political figures such as Senator John McCain, Mayor Rudi Giuliani and Ambassador John Bolton accept dubious speaking engagements and openly call for the overthrow of the Iranian regime, expressing their unswerving support for a much-despised cult organisation (the Mojahedin Khalq or MEK). It is interesting to note that while ... 

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  • rudy-giuliani-mojahedin-khalqMichael Axworthy, Foreign Policy, July 18 2017:... Tillerson suggests that the Islamic Republic could be undone if the United States supports elements within Iran that want to bring about “peaceful transition.” One can only hope that he does not mean the Iranian émigré opposition group that calls itself the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), which was known originally as the MKO, and also by a number of ... 

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  • ISIS ISIL Mojahedin Khalq Rajavi cult FlaqsTed Galen Carpenter, The National Interest, July 18 2017:... The MEK’s history should cause any sensible U.S. administration to stay very, very far away from that organization. The MEK is a weird political cult built around a husband and wife team of Massoud and Maryam Rajavi. It has been guilty of numerous terrorist acts and was on the U.S. government’s formal list of terrorist organizations until February 2012. The group ... 

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  • Mahmoud Abbas Maryarm RajaviAlmonitor, July 17 2017:... Meanwhile, as Fatah-Egypt relations were hitting a new low, the Palestinian Authority sent a parliamentary delegation to take part in a conference organized by the People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran (Mujahedeen-e-Khalq), perhaps as a sop to Saudi Arabia, upon which Abbas depends for support. Ahmad Melhem writes, “In light of the PA’s adherence to Saudi positions on most of the ... 

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  • majaraye_Nomrooz_MKO_MEK_Mojahedin_KhalqTehran Times, July 17 2017:...  Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has praised “The Midday Event”, a political drama that features the terrorist atrocity of the Mojahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) in Iran of the 1980s. “This film was very good. Everybody played his part very well; the directing was great, the acting was very good. The plot was great. It was a well-made film,” the Leader ... 

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  • Gary Sick Columbia UniversityThe Iranist, July 16 2017:... I don’t know how much influence the Mojahideen Al-Khalq has. One question that is asked often but has no answer is, “Where is all that money coming from?” The MEK is paying $50,000 to $100,000 for people to deliver a speech that basically preaches their message of violent overthrow of the Iranian government. We would understand the MEK better if we understood the sources of its revenue ... 

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  • Kalkan_Defectors_Nejat_TehranNejat Society, Tehran, July 15 2017:... A representative from France told Khodabandeh that the French Counter terrorism police is still supervising the group, after its leader was brought to trial in June 2003. He admitted that unfortunately politics has functioned beyond security that Maryam Rajavi is free now. Nejat delegation spoke of the pains and sufferings of the families whose loved ones are still imprisoned in the MKO ... 

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  • Iran Interlink Weekly Digest Mojahedin Khalq MEK NCRI Rajavi cultIran Interlink, July 14 2017:... Lebanese cleric Allameh Sayed Mohamad Ali El Husseini had acted as the chief advisor to Maryam Rajavi on Islamic and Arabic issues. He participated in many events and meetings with Rajavi and she heaped praise on him for many years. This week he came to Paris to take part in Islamic Scholars Against Terrorism week. While in Paris he met with a group of former MEK members and ... 

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  • President_Hassan_RouhaniTasnim News, Tehran, July 13 2017:... Iran witnessed “slayers” similar to the Daesh terrorists in the early years after the revolution, the president said, referring to MKO. MKO terrorists fled Iran in 1986 for Iraq and were given a camp by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. They fought on the side of Saddam during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-88). They were also involved in the bloody repression of Shiite Muslims in ... 

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  • Genc Milloja AlbaniaGenc Milloja, Albanian Daily News, July 12 2017:...  Delegates discussed Albania’s candidature to join the European Union in light of this situation and agreed that this is not just incompatible but that having trained terrorists on the doorstep of Europe is already a security threat to Europe. Delegates stressed that European security services need to take this threat seriously from now," said in his contribution Massoud Khodabandeh ... 

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  • Habilian Association, July 10 2017:...  The timing of Gingrich’s appearance at the MEK gala was awkward for Trump, since the candidate had spent part of the previous week arguing that the late Iraqi dictator, while being “a really bad guy,” deserved some credit because “he killed terrorists.” “He did that so good,” Trump told supporters in North Carolina on Tuesday. “They didn’t read them the rights; they didn’t talk; they 

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  • eu-iranTehran Times, July 10 2017:... It seems that the French government should have come to an understanding about Mojahedin-e Khalq as an extreme and violent group with a repugnant record heavy with terrorist activities, and should clear up this ambiguous point in mutual relations. Needless to say, the Iranian people know that such a retrogressive and decadent organization with reactionary beliefs, whose ... 

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  • عربستان سعودی مجاهدین خلق داعش و تروریسمMazda Parsi, Nejat Society, July 10 2017:... As the long-life, enraged, regional rival of the Islamic Republic, Saudi Arabia’s warm relationship with the MKO is expectable –just like its sponsorship for Takfiri groups including the ISIS. Actually,the MKO-run rallies provide an opportunity for the Saudi officials to voice their hatred and anger against Iranians. However, Turki al-Faisal’s comments should not be taken ... 

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  • Neocon Mantra Mojahedin Khalq Maryam Rajavi ranting terroristsJim Lobe, Lobelog, July 09 2017:... Putting aside the question of just how popular or unpopular Madam Rajavi is in Iran for a second, there are a number of truly remarkable things about Lieberman’s speech. How much will it help “the resistance” in Iran to be seen as supported by the Saudis and the “Arab nations?” And how will it help to boast about Israel’s assistance when most Iranians already ... 

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  • Anne_Khodabandeh_Singleton_On_Radicalisation_Cults_TerrorismAnne Khodabandeh (Singleton), Open minds, July 08 2017:... Anne Khodabandeh. After twenty years in the terrorist cult Mojahedin-e Khalq, Anne (with her husband Massoud Khodabandeh) established the English language www.iran-interlink.org website in 2001 to expose the group as a cult and support former members. Anne works with families of MEK campaigning to rescue their loved ones. Anne has written extensively ... 

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  • .Mehdi_HasanMehdi Hasan, The intercept, July 08 2017:...  What were a Saudi prince, a former Republican House Speaker and a former Democratic vice-presidential candidate doing together in a suburb of Paris last weekend? Would you be surprised to discover that Prince Turki Bin Faisal, Newt Gingrich and Joe Lieberman were speaking on ... 

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REPORTS

  • anne-khodabandeh-singleton-albanian-gazeta-impkt-2017Gazeta Impakt, Albania, January 10 2017:... You have to treat a group like Mojahedin Khalq (MKO, MEK, NCRI, ....) as dangerous. Because for one thing they are all radicalized. Until we de-radicalize them they are a danger. But in terms of their behavior. OK. There are many many levels to this danger. The group has been trained by Saddam ... 

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  • The death of Massoud RajaviIran Interlink, August 19 2016:... This short film clearly reflects the increasing mental struggle of every member of the Mojahedin Khalq at this time after hearing that their leader, Massoud Rajavi, is dead. On July 9th at the annual gathering of the Mojahedin Khalq to celebrate armed struggle, Maryam Rajavi begins by praising her husband Massoud Rajavi's leadership of the organisation. The crowd cheers and chants. However, during his speech, Prince Turki al-Faisal, retired head of Saudi Intelligence ... 

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  • Iran Interlink, October 30 2015:...Rajavis are responsible for the deaths of over 25,000 Iraqi citizens. In this context we may never discover who launched attacks on the MEK. What we can state however, is that the Rajavis caused these deaths because in spite of giving ‘repeated warnings’ they refused to allow these vulnerable individuals to be taken to safety...

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  • گزارش کمپ لیبرتی 3Iran Interlink, October 26 2014: ... Massoud Khodabandeh from Iran Interlink visited Baghdad over ten days during October 2014 to gather the latest information pertaining to the Mojahedin Khalq presence in Iraq. Events in Iraq have been changing rapidly with the Iraqi army and militia mounting an effective offensive campaign against Daesh*. This report ...

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  • UNAMI, Baghdad, January 23 2014: ... UNAMI has continuing concerns about human rights abuses committed by the PMOI/MeK leadership within Camp Hurriya against the residents. These claims have been made to United Nations Monitors during interviews with residents who had managed to leave Camp Hurriya, as well as in a number of private discussions with residents ...

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  • Massoud Khodabandeh, Iranian.com, January 03 2014: ...It is ludicrous to assert that an attacking force would need to rely on Dalili as a guide two years after he left the organisation when this information was already in the public domain, and ludicrous they would take him along as he was over 50 years old. It is ludicrous that an attacking force would take acid with them to deliberately ...

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  • Iran Interlink, December 30 2013: ... Currently the Pentagon does not allow the UN or the authorities of the sovereign state of Iraq to enter Camp Liberty and offer succour to the residents there. The Iraqi investigators as well as government officials widely acknowledge that their hands are tied by the UN and ultimately by the Americans who have deliberately foisted the MEK ...

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  • Iran Interlink, December 20 2013: ... Iraqi Security Advisor, Faleh Al-Fayad, and Martin Kobler, Head of UNAMI hold a Press Conference in February 2012 to extend the deadline for the relocation and expulsion of the Mojahedin Khalq from Iraq. The residents were transferred to the temporary transit Camp Liberty during 2013, consequently the camp was opened to reporters in ...

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  • Ali Nazari, Etemand, October 22 2013: ... Parallel to abuse and vilification by the Israeli media and groups such as the MKO and the monarchists, Rouhani's government has also been subject to a wave of abuse by certain domestic fundamentalists. This group, which usually hides behind the trench of the revolution's holy beliefs and values, has adopted a widespread wave of aggression against Ruhani ...

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  • Mojahedin Monitor, October 15, 2013: ... From the MEK statement it is clear that Ali Manouri has a close organisational relationship with the organisation and it is clear that he has been involved in the money laundering and financial section of the cult. In this desperate attempt, the Mojahedin Khalq are trying to claim that "he has been an agent of Iran and had infiltrated the cult". It is not ...

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  • ... Five Iranian nuclear scientists have been assassinated since 2007. M.E.K. spokesmen have denied any involvement in the killings, but early last month NBC News quoted two senior Obama Administration officials as confirming that the attacks were carried out by M.E.K. units that were financed and trained by Mossad, the Israeli secret service. NBC further quoted the Administration officials as denying any American involvement in the M.E.K. activities. The former senior intelligence official I spoke with seconded the NBC report that the Israelis were workin

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  • . Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton), Middle East Strategy Consultants, January 25, 2013 : ... The problem for Rajavi is that this didn’t happen. The report was leaked to the press as planned, but there was no media fest. Instead the report was pulled back "for revision" when the Library of Congress realised the shoddy piece of work was ripe for investigation: how was it possible for a group like the MEK to infiltrate its disinformation into the ‘Irregular Warfare Support’ office of the Combating Terroris

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  • .   First published September 2011 by IRAN-INTERLINK: The fascinating story of the controversial life of Camp Ashraf in Iraq from its foundation in 1986 to the present day is told in this book. Originally created to accommodate the Iranian opposition group Mojahedin-e Khalq (aka MEK, MKO, PMOI, Rajavi cult) and its leader Massoud Rajavi for coordinating the violent overthrow of the regime in Iran, Camp Ashraf became the MEK’s main military and

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  • . Iran Interlink, Baghdad, April 17, 2011: ... It is thought that up to 200 MEK members loyal to Massoud Rajavi took part in the violence. It is not known how many of the 3400 residents at the camp continue as members of the terrorist group.   Singleton visited the camp at the start of a week of meetings with Iraqi officials to demand that the organisational infrastr

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  • ... One young woman in a white ‘Chanel’ headscarf weeps for her lost father. He has been, she explains, in Camp Ashraf for23 years. He was captured as a POW in Iraq 25 years ago and after two years was among those transferred to the MEK camp where he has been ever since. She hasn’t seen him for 25 years. She wants him to come home with her, and, she says, she will not leave until she can take him out of the camp. Still the families wait and call out to their long-lost relatives in the hope of reaching them. Although the

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  • . Iran Interlink, November 06, 2010: ... Massoud Rajavi was on the stage and while he had his hands on his waist he began a war cry against the USA, and in his admiration for Osama Ben Laden and his organization, Al Qaeda, he said, ”This was fanatical Islam which trembled and shacked the basis of US Imperialism and they destroyed the twin towers which were the symbol of their power, and successfully reduced it to rubble through their successful mission”. Then he (Massoud Rajavi) with a smile on his fa

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  •  . Reuters, July 11, 2010:  ... "An arrest warrant has been issued against 39 leaders and members of the organisation including the PMOI's head Massoud Rajavi, due to evidence that confirms they committed crimes against humanity," said Judge Mohammed Abdul-Sahib, a spokesman of the Iraqi High Tribunal. Rajavi's wife Maryam, leader of the French-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the PMOI's political wing, was also included in the warrant, Abdul Sahib added ...

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  •       Hadi Shams Haeri, March 17, 2010: It is now a few months that the families of Rajavi cult victims trapped in Camp New Iraq (formerly Ashraf) have come to the gates of this camp in Iraq. They have risked the dangers posed by the remains of the Baathists and Al Qaeda and the situation of today’s Iraq only with a hope that they may visit their lo

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  •   .   Reuters, September 22, 2009: ... The MKO is currently demanding that U.S. Army or the U.N. take control of Camp Ashraf from the GOI. Following publication of the RAND Report it should be the duty of the U.S. Army to help and facilitate in any way possible the immediate closure of Camp Ashraf

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  • . RAND, August 05, 2009: ... A RAND study examined the evolution of this controversial decision, which has left the United States open to charges of hypocrisy in the war on terrorism. An examination of MeK activities establishes its cultic practices and its deceptive recruitment and public relations strategies. A series of coalition decisions serve

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