• 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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