• Tehran Times, November 29 2018:...  If the MEK is opposed to the current political order in Tehran, that's all that matters to the Trump administration.  The sources of funds always have been unclear.  The most likely sources are states that are regional rivals of Iran.  terrorist group is still a terrorist group even if the blood it spills is not American blood.  The MEK certainly has been involved in lethal political violence since 2009 ... 

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  • Mojahedin Khalq USAPaul Pillar, Lobe log, November 13 2018:... As cult leaders, the husband-and-wife duo of Massoud and Maryam Rajavi have resembled the likes of Jim Jones and Shoko Asahara. Families have been broken up, married couples told to divorce, and women threatened with punishment if they did not “marry” Massoud and endure his sexual abuse. (Massoud dropped out of sight after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and it is not known whether he is dead or alive ... 

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  • False_Flaq_Albania_Mojahedin_Khalq_Maryam_Rajavi_Cult_MKO_MEKAnne and Massoud Khodabandeh, Lobe Log, August 31 2018:... The question for America’s anti-Iran pundits currently is how to engineer distance between Europe and Iran. One way would be if it could be demonstrated that Iranian terrorism has reached Europe itself, a theme that Pompeo himself addresses at virtually every Iran-related opportunity. While rational observers recognise that any such activity would ... 

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  •  James M. Dorsey, Lobe log, August 21 2018:... Two of Trump’s closest associates, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and former House speaker Newt Gingrich, attended in June a gathering in Paris of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq. In past years, US participants, including Bolton, were joined by Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal, the former head of the kingdom’s intelligence service and past ambassador to Britain and the ... 

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  • Rudy_Giuliani_Maryam_Rajavi_Terrorists_MEK_Albanian_Mafia_Paul R. Pillar, Lobe Log, July 24 2018:... The bankruptcy of the administration’s thinking on this subject is underscored by the role that the cult-cum-terrorist-group known as the Mujahedin-e Khalq (or MEK)—which was invited to Pompeo’s speech—plays in that thinking. The MEK has American blood on its hands, and it lost almost all support it once had in Iran when it became an auxiliary to Saddam Hussein’s security apparatus ... 

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  • MEP Gérard Deprez with Maryam RajaviEldar Mamedov, Lobe Log, July 07 2018:...  Deprez acted on behalf of MEK rather than his political faction. In the end, only the far right and assorted MEK supporters, including Deprez himself, voted to support the blocking motion. In truth, there was never a realistic chance that the motion would pass. The clout of MEK has been on the wane in recent years. It has lost some influential backers. More MPs are willing ... 

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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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  •  eu-iranEldar Mamedov, LobeLog, June 20 2017:...  This matters, given the background of intense efforts over the years to de-legitimize the Iranian institutions, including the elected ones, with the aim of building support for regime change. The well financed exile dissident group Mojaheddeen-e Khalk (MEK), in particular, has developed a strong lobby in the European Parliament promoting this cause. The times, however, are changing. The images of Iranians voting in the ... 

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  • Eli Clifton, Lobelog, March 27 2017:... Shortly after the group launched, my colleague Ali Gharib and I noticed that the group’s website featured two items promoting an exiled, ex-terrorist Iranian opposition group, the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK). CFNI even used b-roll footage from a press conference held by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), which the State Department deemed the MEK’s ... 

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  • Paul R. Pillar, Lobelog, March 21 2017:... The myth often is connected to a faith in exile groups as instruments for quick transition to a completely different type of regime. Many of those hoping for regime change in Iran look in this way to the Mujahedin-e Khalq, a cult-cum-terrorist group that actually has almost no popular support within Iran. Some of the same people had placed a similar faith in ... 

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  • Eli Clifton, Lobelog, November 16 2016:... The MEK is known for paying generous sums to former officials who speak at their events. Lee Hamilton, a former chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee who headed the Woodrow Wilson Center for 12 years, told InterPress Service that he was paid “a substantial amount” to appear on an MEK panel in 2011. Giuliani, Bolton, Lopez, and Gingrich have all sung ... 

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  • eu-iranEldar Mamedov, Lobelog, November 13 2016:...  New Gingrich, John Bolton, and Rudy Giuliani, are slated for top jobs in the Trump administration, including the crucial secretary-of-state job. All three have deep tieswith the Iranian dissident cult MEK, on the US terror list until 2012, bitterly opposed to the current Iranian government and advocating regime change in Iran. Although the Saudis ... 

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