Author: Anne Khodabandeh

Anne Khodabandeh

Anne Singleton (Khodabandeh) British born. Qualified in 1983 with BA Hons in English Language and Literature from Sheffield City Polytechnic. Main career has been as computer programmer with some of the UK's largest financial institutions. Additionally, became an activist with Mojahedin Khalq between 1980 and 1996. In 2001 started Iran-Interlink as a basis for helping victims of the cult. In 2003 published the book 'Saddam's Private Army' which charts Massoud Rajavi's perversion of the organisation he took over from being an armed political group opposed to the Iranian regime to a dangerous, destructive mind-control cult which aims to bring Rajavi to power in Iran through violence.




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The Rajavi Curse

Posted on: 2021/06/26

Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton), Iran Interlink, June 25 2021:… Rudi Giuliani is the latest in a long list of people who have advocated for Rajavi and the MEK, who have fallen from grace. Giuliani is, of course, the architect of his own downfall. His support for the MEK played only a small part in his long, often unsavoury career. (Sacha Baron Cohen’s 2020 Borat film played successfully on Giuliani’s dodgy reputation.) But Giuliani is in good company when we examine the roll call of individuals who have advocated for the MEK and subsequently lost their careers and their reputations – again often in only small part due to their association with the MEK. The Rajavi Curse 

MEK Israel Derailing Failed – Democrats Try New Tactic

Posted on: 2021/05/11

Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton), Iran Interlink, May 09 2021:… On its arrival in Vienna at the start of April, Iran’s delegation was confronted with a small picket of MEK supporters who heckled and threatened violence against them. The MEK demand is to end all negotiations with Iran, scrap the JCPOA and declare war instead. Although the MEK leadership has been expelled from the EU to Albania, it still receives tacit support from within the US embassy there. While the MEK remains a minor irritant to Iran due to its history of treachery and terrorism, US tolerance of what it regards as a terrorist cult signals a lack of sincerity on America’s behalf. MEK Israel Derailing Failed – Democrats Try New Tactic. 

Mujahedin-e-Khalq MEK In Vienna

Posted on: 2021/04/30

Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton), Iran Interlink, April 30 2021:… Iranian papers reported that a small gathering of Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) supporters took up position outside the Grand Hotel which hosts the talks, where they cursed and swore to try to intimidate the Iran delegation. Their demand: an end to diplomacy and for the US to declare war against Iran. Iran’s interpretation to its domestic audience in the run up to the presidential election in June, is that the West is simply playing games using anti-Iranian terrorists, and that this shows that neither America nor Europe is serious about the talks or establishing normal relations with Iran. Mujahedin-e-Khalq MEK In Vienna 

US Iran Talks Undermined by MEK Presence

Posted on: 2021/04/13

Anne Singleton 7Massoud Khodabandeh, Iran Interlink, April 13 2021:… As the Vienna talks demonstrate, rolling back the Trump administration’s errors in relation to Iran can be difficult. In some cases, such as the assassination of general Qasem Soleimani, impossible. But direct talks are not the only means to that end. We wrote in January that a quick, effective and pain free policy win for Biden on Iran would be to return to the Obama administration’s plan to dismantle the MEK in Albania. This would achieve several outcomes. US Iran Talks Undermined by MEK Presence 

Illir Nezaj of Albania Reveals MEK a Problem in International Forum

Posted on: 2021/03/13

Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton), Iran Interlink, March 13 2021:… Dr Illir Nezaj from the Albanian embassy in Geneva found himself reading a prepared statement defending the MEK presence in his country. In this speech, Nezaj claims ‘MEK is not a terrorist organization’. That will be news to the many thousands of victims of MEK terrorism in Iran, Iraq and beyond. Delighted that their man has done his job, the MEK lost no time in spreading this around social media, using the fake Heshmat Alavi account to disseminate the news. Albania Reveals MEK a Problem in International Forum 

Open Letter to EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson

Posted on: 2021/02/18

Anne Khodabndeh (Singleton), Iran Interlink, February 18 2021:…  When you go to the Kakavia border crossing with Greece, where you will visit the Frontex-Albania joint border control operation, please be aware of the attempted illegal deportation of an Iranian refugee across that border last year at the behest of the MEK leader Maryam Rajavi. Ehsan Bidi, who came to Albania as a refugee (not with the MEK) and has been granted the right to residency, is currently being held in detention. Ehsan Bidi is – among many other former MEK members – an outspoken critic of Maryam Rajavi. In response, she demanded his deportation. Bidi was held in detention without charge or recourse to legal representation for a year. Open Letter to EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson 

MEK Problem For Albania Not Iran

Posted on: 2020/10/20

Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton), The Iranian, October 20 2020:… From deep inside its rabbit hole in Albania the MEK has created yet another Alice in Wonderland style fairy tale about Iranian spies and agents coming to get them. In doing so, Maryam Rajavi reminds us exactly why the European Union expelled her and her lieutenants from Europe and sent her into exile in Albania. The MEK presence – a magnet for trouble – presents an unacceptable national security risk to any country. MEK Problem For Albania Not Iran. 

MEK Members’ Only Task: Achieve Martyrdom By Dying For Maryam Rajavi

Posted on: 2020/09/20

Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton), Iran Interlink, September 20 2020:… Instead of putting the lives of her followers at the forefront of her concerns, MEK leader Maryam Rajavi gleefully claimed these newly dead as “martyrs” and heaped praise on them simply for dying. Two things are significant in this callous declaration. First, the cause of death was missing, unlike all previously announced deaths for which some explanation – true or not – has been forthcoming. Such an omission will be interpreted as an admission; these individuals really did die from COVID-19. MEK Members’ Only Task: Achieve Martyrdom By Dying For Maryam Rajavi 

MEK Families Petition Addressing Albanian PM , A Unique Opportunity To Take Control

Posted on: 2020/05/12

Anne Khodabandeh,, May 12 2020:… A petition addressed to Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama has reached over ten thousand signatures. The petition was created by estranged families who need help to contact their loved ones trapped in the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) cult’s closed camp ‘Ashraf 3’ in Albania. The families are demanding that PM Rama ensures they get this contact. Now with the global coronavirus pandemic affecting Albania as elsewhere, they are even more urgently concerned to have news about the fate of their loved ones.  MEK Families Petition Addressing Albanian PM , A Unique Opportunity To Take Control 

MEK In Albania Hijacks America’s Iran Policy

Posted on: 2020/03/01

Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton) ,, March 01 2020:… From its first arrival in Albania in 2013, the MEK continued its antagonistic anti-Iran political activities. In 2017, the Trump administration overturned plans to de-radicalize the MEK members. Instead, the MEK built an extra-territorial garrison to house the enslaved members so they wouldn’t escape. Emboldened, the MEK was able to coerce the Albanian government into pushing back against Iran through its embassy in Tirana. Following the Soleimani assassination two more Iranian diplomats were expelled from Albania and rapid response police were deployed to protect the MEK camp as though it were a diplomatic facility and not a refugee camp. Prime Minister Edi Rama was forced to admit that although Albania had accepted to host the MEK as a humanitarian gesture, the group now poses a national security issue for his country. MEK In Albania Hijacks America’s Iran Policy