Author: Massoud Khodabandeh

Massoud Khodabandeh

Massoud Khodabandeh Iranian born. Qualified in UK with MSc in Electrical Engineering. Has been member of Mojahedin Khalq, National Council of Resistance and a commander of the National Liberation Army serving as the head of security section of the organisation until he left in 1996. Massoud worked as a telecoms engineer with Alcatel for several years. At the same time he began detailed research into the use of mind control in political organisations. Co-founded Iran-Interlink (dot org) with his wife, Anne in 2001. Since 2004 he has worked exclusively on Middle East issues. over the past 3 decades he has been involved extensively in political issues in Middle East, specially Iraq, Iran and the gulf countries with well established connections with major players in the region.




Twitter: ma_khodabandeh

Axis of resistance and the West. Interview with Massoud Khodabandeh

Posted on: 2022/02/19

Massoud Khodabandeh, Mideast Discourse, February 19 2022:… The KSA has of course been backing the enemies of Iran for years (for example, Saddam Hussain during the 8 years of war and financing and supporting anti-Iranian terrorist groups like the Mujahedin Khalq and others) to balance regional power. Even though Iran has not been the cause of imbalance or at least not as persistently. Confronting Iranian interests in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon (the axes of resistance if you will) and confronting Iran in Yemen have always been on the Saudi agenda. But although there has been push and pull, it is clear that Iran is not the loser in this confrontation on either front, and the KSA is not getting the Western backing she hoped for. interview with Massoud Khodabandeh 

Maryam Rajavi Unelected President-Elect

Posted on: 2021/10/27

Massoud Khodabandeh, Middle East Strategy Consultants, UK, October 27 2021:… By 1996 it became clear Maryam was to be deported back to Iraq. She asked for one last face-saving event before going back. The UK granted her a 3-day visa, backed by a guarantee from France that they would take her back afterwards. The MEK announced a concert for the famous singer Marzieh at Earls Court in London with free tickets. At the last moment they changed the advertising pictures of Marzieh outside to pictures of Maryam. It didn’t help. When she returned to Iraq at least half the people who had come to Paris with her didn’t go back – including myself, Dr. Massoud Bani Sadr (NCRI Rep in USA) and Dr. Bahman Etemad (NCRI Rep in UK). Maryam Rajavi Unelected President-Elect 

Qajar Replaces Rajavi Dynasty – Maryam Rajavi Announces Third Ideological Revolution

Posted on: 2021/09/20

Massoud Khodabandeh, Iran Interlink, September 20 2021:… Maryam Rajavi has performed a coup to take over control of the MEK and completely eliminate every trace of Massoud. The nature of this coup became clear when Zahra Merikhi, who was re-appointed for two more years as Secretary General of the MEK, named three women as co-leaders with herself – Mahnaz Meimanat (62), Narges Azdanlou (40) and Rabiah Mofidi (39). Narges Azdanlou is Maryam Rajavi’s niece. Qajar Replaces Rajavi Dynasty – Maryam Rajavi Announces Third Ideological Revolution 

Documentation Frees MEK Members

Posted on: 2021/05/23

Massoud Khodabandeh, Iran Interlink, May 23 2021:… The new legislation was approved by Albania’s Council of Ministers in December last year. It has now been reviewed by Albania’s Commission on European Integration, which announced that it meets EU requirements. According to Albanian officials, the legislation, which has been in the pipeline for a while, seeks to address shortcomings in the bureaucratic system so as to streamline documentation for various foreign individuals. Examples given are “residence permits of persons without citizenship; residence permits for pensioners; residence permits for travelling employees. Documentation Frees MEK Members 

Rajavi To Assassinate Witnesses From Albania

Posted on: 2021/03/17

Massoud Khodabandeh, Iran Interlink, March 17 2021:… Rajavi announces from Albanian: I call on all my compatriots to provide the names and addresses of intelligence agents, mercenaries, secret servicemen, executioners, judicial operatives, the Basij elements, and the IRGC to the insurgent centers for the great day of justice and law. During the anti-monarchy revolution and at the beginning of Khomeini’s betrayal and crime, revolutionary insurgents shouted: May our people’s weapons target the chests of traitors. Rajavi To Assassinate Witnesses From Albania 

Biden Dilemma : Iranians Saw Trump As A Mad Man But Blame America For Their Woes

Posted on: 2021/01/26

Anne and Massoud Khodabandeh, Iran Interlink, January 18 2021:… President Joe Biden will only have months to make a difference if he wants to pursue a diplomatic route. He must demonstrate through policies and actions that Trump was a hiccup, not the way things will be. Trump was not America. If Biden wants to start talking with Iran he must accept where Iran is now, not what it used to be. Confrontation and containment cannot be the starting point for negotiations; there will have to be more carrots. Biden Dilemma : Iranians Saw Trump As A Mad Man But Blame America For Their Woes 

Trump Campaign Uses Mujahedin-e-Khalq ( MEK ) Troll Farm In Albania

Posted on: 2020/10/28

Massoud Khodabandeh, Iran Interlink, October 28 2020:… leading up to the U.S. Presidential election, Iranian-American journalists and other commentators and campaigners are suffering an onslaught of online attacks. Some of these relentless Tweets include death threats. Targeting critics of Trump and his legacy like Jamal Abdi (Head of National Iranian American Council), Negar Mortazavi (prominent Journalist for The Independent and other outlets) and Dr Asal Rad (Historian). The attacks emanate from the MEK’s troll farm in Albania. The MEK’s Heshmat Alavi account is still being used in spite of it being exposed as a fake account last year by Murteza Hussain in The Intercept. Trump Campaign Uses Mujahedin-e-Khalq Troll Farm In Albania .

MEK cult in Albania poses public health risk

Posted on: 2020/04/25

Massoud Khodabandeh, Responsible Statecraft, April 25 2020:… The Albanian authorities, including the security services, do not have access to the camp. According to investigative journalist Gjergji Thanasi, who lives in Durres county near the MEK camp, the Health Ministry “deals with Camp Ashraf 3 as if it does not exist. There is not a single line in the Durres Municipality health officials’ paperwork written about the camp and its residents. No Albanian health official has ever entered the camp.” This means that no matter how hard epidemiologists may be working to trace the contacts of positive cases throughout the country, the MEK will not submit to allow Health Ministry staff inside the camp to test the individuals there. Thanasi goes on to explain, “the MEK have their own doctors, nurses, and dentists. When they have seriously ill patients, they hire private ambulances to transport them to a public hospital in Tirana.” MEK cult in Albania poses public health risk 

Tectonic Shift In World Order After Unforced Error By Trump (First Published Jan 09 2020)

Posted on: 2020/01/08

Massoud Khodanbandeh, Responsible Statecraft, January 09 2020:… In another reckless act of overturning Obama’s legacy, the new Trump administration halted Hillary Clinton’s plan to de-radicalise the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) in Albania. Since then, American anti-Iran politicians have stuffed the MEK down the throats of the international community as the regime change opposition that will bring freedom and democracy to Iran. Since Iranians hate the MEK more than the current Islamic Republic, this has been a gift to the hard-liners in Iran. To quell every protest or demonstration since then, Iran’s security forces have only to claim that MEK are involved in inciting violence for the ordinary people to go home and announce their abhorrence of the MEK. Tectonic Shift In World Order After Unforced Error By Trump 

Assassination of Qassem Soleimani Spells End of Regime Change

Posted on: 2020/01/07

Massoud Khodabandeh,, January 07 2020:… American actions are consolidating people around their own hated governments instead of helping them express their legitimate demands. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s response to the anti-government fuel protests in Iran in November was to repeat false information published by the Mojahedin Khalq (MEK) about the death toll. When the U.S. foreign secretary retweets MEK propaganda it destroys any trust among Iranians that the U.S. has their interests in mind. Assassination of Qassem Soleimani End of Regime Change