• 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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  • 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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