Fatah movement: Abbas-Rajavi meeting insignificant. Iran: Mojahedin Khalq are non-existent

Fatah movement: Abbas-Rajavi meeting insignificant. Iran: Mojahedin Khalq are non-existent

Maryam Rajavi news of Massoud Rajavi deathTehran Times and Iran Didban, August 15 2016:… A member of the Fatah Central Committee described Abbas-Rajavi meeting an insignificant matter. “This should not be discussed anymore as the PA president had landed to France for a meeting and Maryam Rajavi is based in the country,” Abbas Zaki told al-Alam. Hosted by the France, Mahmoud Abbas’ meeting with Rajavi too place at his residence, so it is quite insignificant and … 

Iran: Faisal’s attendance at Mojahedin Khalq (MKO, MEK, Rajavi cult) meeting signifies Saudi stupidity

مریم رجوی به خبر مرگ مسعود رجوی گوش میدهدThe man whose midwife was Saddam Hussein, announced dead by Saudis!

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Abbas-Rajavi meeting an insignificant matter

A member of the Fatah Central Committee described Abbas-Rajavi meeting an insignificant matter.

“This should not be discussed anymore as the PA president had landed to France for a meeting and Maryam Rajavi is based in the country,” Abbas Zaki told al-Alam.

Hosted by the France, Mahmoud Abbas’ meeting with Rajavi too place at his residence, so it is quite insignificant and meaningless, specially since Abu Mazen is against intervening in domestic affairs of other countries.

Highlighting the strong bond of friendship between Iran and Palestine, Abbas Zaki said, the relationship between the two countries was built on one and same goal and struggle to do away with all forms of dictatorship.

He added that Islamic Revolution has always prioritized Palestine and ach year Iranians celebrate the International Qods Day.

IRGC ranking official describes MKO as non-existent

Tehran Times, August 15 2016
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TEHRAN – Head of the public relations office of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Saturday the Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) has gone down in history and is no longer alive.

“The Munafiqeen (MKO) is dead and the lid of its coffin has been nailed down,” Second Brigadier General Ramazan Sharif said, attending a memorial ceremony in Kashan, ISNA reported.
“This terrorist group, which is backed by some European and Arab countries, fought against Iran during the imposed war (the Iraq-Iran war) and killed our youths.”
The MKO has existed as an Islamist-Marxist group since 1965, when it fought the Shah regime. It carried out a number of attacks against U.S. soldiers stationed in Iran and years later it was put on the U.S. State Department terrorist list.
After the 1979 Islamic Revolution, however, the group resorted to bombings and assassinations. Iran sees the group responsible for the death of 17,000, according to Hossein Mousavian, former Iranian ambassador to Germany and current researcher at the University of Princeton.
“And now, after committing all these atrocities, the terrorist group is being revived by some countries to fight the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he added.
Ramazan Sharif further said the “suspicious efforts” made by some countries to revive the terrorist group are doomed to fail and they cannot bring this lifeless entity back to life by using infamous political figures who have supported terrorist acts in the region and even in Europe and America

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Saudi-MKO (Mojahedin Khalq, Rajavi cult) Alliance, a Political Idiocy 

Mazda Parsi, Nejat Society, July 27 2016:… It’s truly “a big step backward” and as Barbara Slavin Acting Director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council in Washington, asserts in her article on Turkie Feisal’s support for the MKO, “mixing with the MEK is a recipe for disaster and a distraction from the region’s and the world’s real enemy – the group that calls itself the Islamic State … 

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Saudi-MKO (Mojahedin Khalq, Rajavi cult) Alliance, a Political Idiocy

Prince Turki al-Faisal’s hostile remarks against Tehran in the annual gathering of the Mujahedin Khalq Organization and his promises to stand by the MKO seems to be a total failure for both sides of the alliance.

The Saudi policies aimed at destabilizing its rival Islamic Republic –as a powerful neighbor and an influential country in the Muslim world—sounds to have formed new stances that are now overt rather than covert. Prince Turkie who presumably have been authorized by his peers in the Saudi regime cheers up the MKO-gathered audience by saying, “I, too, want the downfall of the regime.”

But, this plain sponsorship for the destructive cult of Rajavi with a dark history of violence and human rights abuse will not work. As the New York-based journalist on U.S. foreign policy, Ali Gharib writes, “If Saudi Arabia is on a quest to paint itself as a responsible actor in the region, the kingdom took a big step backward over the weekend.”[1]

It’s truly “a big step backward” and as Barbara Slavin Acting Director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council in Washington, asserts in her article on Turkie Feisal’s support for the MKO, “mixing with the MEK is a recipe for disaster and a distraction from the region’s and the world’s real enemy – the group that calls itself the Islamic State.”[2]

Slavin confirms rumors about Saudis’ long-standing support for the MKO, “It’s entirely possible that the Saudis have funded the MEK for years.” [3] So, In case of Turkie and other rich Arab figures MKO’s speaking fees do not create the motivation to take such hostile stances against the Islamic Republic. “The Sunni Gulf states—flush with petrodollars and bearing sectarian grudges against Shiite Iran in a regional battle for hegemonic primacy—have long been suspected as a source of funding for MEK’s lavish spending, but no reliable reports have definitively established where the group gets its cash,” writes Ali Gharib. “Al-Faisal’s public move in support of the group certainly provides one more piece of evidence to link Gulf States to MEK’s financing.”[4]

He explains, “Although MEK is famous for lavishing money on its supporters—paying as much as $50,000 for a short speech and investing in politicians through campaign contributions—al-Faisal, as a member of Saudi Arabia’s super-rich royal family, probably scoffs at the sort of cash MEK offers. Instead, al-Faisal attended for obvious reasons: to put a thumb in Iran’s eye.”[ 5]

Actually, Saudi’s financial and spiritual support for the MKO is already a failed investment because the MKO is notoriously known to Iranians and many others in the international community. “Contrary to the MEK’s claims, there is nothing democratic about this cultist organization, which requires its members to divorce their spouses or remain celibate and engage in Maoist-style struggle sessions of self-humiliation”, Slavin warns. “Those that manage to escape often require long periods of de-programming.” [6]

And this is Ali Gharib’s account about the MKO’s situation among all Iranians in general: “Let’s be blunt: MEK is neither a viable agent for regime change in Iran nor the “government-in-exile” the group pretends to be. They enjoy almost no support among Iranians at home or abroad. Exiled royalists hate them for their terror war against the Shah’s regime and their part in the Islamic Revolution. Inside the country, they are reviled across the political spectrum for siding with Saddam Hussein—and fighting against Iranians—in the Iran-Iraq war.” [7]

The MKO has carried out numerous terrorist attacks against Iranian civilians and government officials over the past three decades. Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist attacks since the Islamic Revolution, about 12,000 have fallen victim to MKO’s bombings, mortar attacks and other violent acts.

Robert Macey of the Intercept cites from an Iranian scholar Ariane Tabatabai of Georgetown University _who describes the MKO as “cult-like dissident group”_ what the Iranians feel about the MKO. “If the current government is not Iranians’ first choice for a government, the MEK is not even their last — and for good reason,” tells Ariane Tabatabai to Robert Macey. “Today, the MEK is viewed negatively by most Iranians, who would prefer to maintain the status quo than rush to the arms of what they consider a corrupt, criminal cult.” [8]

Saudi transformation from a sponsor of Syrian rebels particularly ISIS to a state sponsor of the terrorist cult of Rajavi indicates the failure of previous proxy wars and a new endeavor to confron Iran. However, the new choice is not reliable at all. The common enmity for Iran does makes an absolutely idiot alliance.

As a matter of fact, ISIS is losing ground in Syria and Iraq and eventually Saudi Arabia is largely losing the capacities to use terrorist groups against its rival. Thus, the kingdom is beating the dead horse of “the late Massoud Rajavi”.

Mazda Parsi

References:

[1]Gharib, Ali, Saudi Supports Anti-Iran MEK Fanatics Mujahedin Khalq Organization as a terror group, Lobelog, July16, 2016

[2] Slavin, Barbara, Saudi Backing of Iranian Exile Group Inflames Mideast Conflicts, Voice of America

July 11th, 2016

[3] ibid

[4] Gharib, Ali, Saudi Supports Anti-Iran MEK Fanatics Mujahedin Khalq Organization as a terror group, Lobelog, July16, 2016

[5] ibid

[6] Slavin, Barbara, Saudi Backing of Iranian Exile Group Inflames Mideast Conflicts, Voice of America

July 11th, 2016

[7] Gharib, Ali, Saudi Supports Anti-Iran MEK Fanatics Mujahedin Khalq Organization as a terror group, Lobelog, July16, 2016

[8]Mackey, Robert, Newt Gingrich Pals Around With Terrorists Saddam Hussein Once Armed, the Intercept, July 11, 2016

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Saudi Backing of Iranian Exile Group Inflames Mideast Conflicts 

Barbara Slavin, VOA, July12 2016:… Observers have long been puzzled about how the group managed to shell out $25,000 speaker fees to the likes of Gingrich, Richardson, Dean, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and others given its small basis of support within the Iranian diaspora. It’s entirely possible that the Saudis have funded the MEK for years … 

مهوش سپهری مجاهدین خلق فرقه رجویGrow the MKO, Harvest Terrorism! Mujahedin Khalq ;A tool for West

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Saudi Backing of Iranian Exile Group Inflames Mideast Conflicts

Iran and Saudi Arabia are experts at infuriating each other, with dismal consequences for the region they co-inhabit.

Facing off in proxy conflicts from Yemen to Syria, they are also practitioners in a propaganda war that now extends to open Saudi support for an Iranian exile group that seeks the overthrow of the Iranian regime.

Prince Turki al-Faisal, a respected former Saudi ambassador to Britain and the United States, startled many observers when he turned up Saturday at a conference in Paris of the Mujaheddin-e Khalq or MEK.

Turki, who also served as Saudi director of intelligence and who presumably got prior government approval for his Paris speech, responded to cries from the crowd to overthrow the Iranian government, “I, too, want the downfall of the regime.”

If that is indeed the case, the Saudi ex-official has picked an unlikely vehicle for regime change, but one that is sure to deepen the chasm between two of the most important countries in the Muslim world.

The MEK, a cultish Marxist-Islamist group responsible for the death of six Americans in Iran before the 1979 revolution, lost out in the post-revolution power struggle and fled to Iraq, siding with Saddam Hussein against Iran in the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war. Maryam Rajavi, the widow of MEK leader Massoud Rajavi, lives in a compound outside Paris from which she directed a successful campaign to get the group off the U.S. State Department’s list of terrorist organizations in 2012.

In the course of that campaign, the MEK and its “diplomatic” arm, the so-called National Council of Resistance in Iran, paid millions of dollars to ex-U.S. officials of both major political parties. Saturday’s confab featured many of these individuals including Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House and a contender to be Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick, as well as Bill Richardson, a former New Mexico governor and U.N. ambassador under Bill Clinton, and former Vermont governor Howard Dean.

Observers have long been puzzled about how the group managed to shell out $25,000 speaker fees to the likes of Gingrich, Richardson, Dean, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and others given its small basis of support within the Iranian diaspora. It’s entirely possible that the Saudis have funded the MEK for years. Perhaps Turki on Saturday was simply making overt a covert record of collaboration.

The prince knows well how much the Iranian government and the Iranian people detest the MEK, which until 2000 also carried out bombings on the streets of Tehran. Speaking in Paris – where he also said Iran was infected by a “Khomeini cancer” in a reference to its revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini – could be a warning to Tehran to scale back its involvement in what the Saudis see as purely Arab conflicts or risk new internal security threats.

Iran sees its regional activities in a different light and is particularly adamant in its backing for Syria’s brutal dictator Bashar al-Assad. The Iranian-Syrian alliance dates back 36 years to Assad’s father’s support for Iran – alone among Arab leaders – during the Iran-Iraq war. Iran now backs Assad to protect its conduit to Lebanon and the crown jewel of Iranian Arab allies, the Shi’ite Muslim militant group Hezbollah.

What really got Saudi attention, however, was Iran’s more recent support for Houthi rebels in Yemen, a perpetually unstable southern neighbor of Saudi Arabia. Although Iran’s involvement in the Yemen conflict is believed to be minimal, it crossed the bounds of acceptability for Riyadh, which intervened militarily in Yemen last year in a so far unsuccessful effort to restore a pro-Saudi regime in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.

Turki’s endorsement of regime change in Tehran could be payback in this escalating proxy war between the world’s pre-eminent Sunni Muslim power and top Shi’ite Muslim power.

His comments compound the dilemma of the lame duck Barack Obama administration, which is in the awkward position of trying to tamp down the conflict while reassuring Riyadh that the long U.S.-Saudi partnership is not in jeopardy. Too close an embrace of Saudi Arabia, however, may only embolden Saudi adventurism and deepen Iranian hostility toward the United States.

In the Middle East, it is often said, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. The Saudis – and the United States — have a habit of supporting reprehensible groups in an effort to undermine even more frightening foes.

But mixing with the MEK is a recipe for disaster and a distraction from the region’s and the world’s real enemy – the group that calls itself the Islamic State.

Contrary to the MEK’s claims, there is nothing democratic about this cultist organization, which requires its members to divorce their spouses or remain celibate and engage in Maoist-style struggle sessions of self-humiliation. Those that manage to escape often require long periods of de-programming.

By associating himself so closely with the MEK and publicly calling for regime change in Tehran, Turki is discrediting those in the Iranian government who have sought to reach out to Riyadh and strengthening those who advocate even more Iranian involvement in regional quarrels. What if the Iranians retaliate by giving more overt backing to Shi’ite dissidents in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia’s eastern province?

Given that both Iran and Saudi Arabia face severe economic problems tied to the low price of oil and structural deficiencies, pouring gasoline on their regional differences is irresponsible to say the least. Turki, who has been known to participate in so-called Track II meetings with Saudi adversaries in the past, would do better to take part in such talks with Iranians now and try to find a way out of the mess both nations have created instead of doubling down on mutual threats.

Barbara Slavin is Acting Director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council in Washington.

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Daniel Larison, Th American Conservative, August 10 2014: …It’s important to remember that the MEK and its umbrella group are not “the main Iranian opposition” or anything like it. For one thing, the real “main” Iranian opposition is still in Iran, and unlike the MEK it is not widely loathed by Iranians. Naturally, any exile group would like foreign governments to believe that …Embracing the MKO, Success in the Short Term, Disaster in the Long Term

مریم رجوی صدامیان داعش تروریسمMazda Parsi, Nejat Bloggers, August 13 2014: …  Regarding heavy expenses and large amounts of money, energy and time the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (the MKO) spends to portrait itself as a pro-democracy movement, its so-called Great Gathering in Villepinte Paris, was expected to be addressed by at least a few Iranian political and intellectual figures, as it is …