Iran Interlink, August 18 2017:… In Albania, formers and disaffected MEK members have been posting letters on social media. These mostly complain about the deeply corrupt government of Albania. They say the country is run by MOSSAD and the CIA and that the Albanian people are hostages to them. Even the UNHCR staff admit privately that they cannot act because ‘they’ will put us in our place. Further reports reveal that many of these formers have been beaten …
Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – August 18, 2017
++ There have been many different interpretations of the visit by four American senators to Albania, during which they also met with Maryam Rajavi. One group have explained that the MEK are lying again because they tried to claim the senators had gone specifically to see them. Habilian published a piece titled ‘the lies which are quickly exposed’ which lists the various lies and posturing of the MEK which nobody buys. A second group refer to the fact that the Americans are bluntly and openly supporting terrorism. And although these may be has-been terrorists, the aim behind this support is to try to prevent rapprochement between the rest of world and Iran by creating hatred and resentment among Iranians. Other people refer to the current chaos in US politics alongside the deep-rooted corruption in high level American political life. They refer to the MEK’s past and the documents of US politicians and officials cheering for the killers of their own people for money. Others simply say how daft the MEK are because while some people are mercenary by nature, others know they will die themselves but still continue selling themselves such as Saddam Hussein and Massoud Rajavi. When the Americans don’t want you, they get rid of you.
++ In Albania, formers and disaffected MEK members have been posting letters on social media. These mostly complain about the deeply corrupt government of Albania. They say the country is run by MOSSAD and the CIA and that the Albanian people are hostages to them. Even the UNHCR staff admit privately that they cannot act because ‘they’ will put us in our place. Further reports reveal that many of these formers have been beaten up for talking and that instead of protecting them from gangs and the MEK, the police are complicit too.
++ Saber from Tabriz writes for Iran-Interlink about the nuclear agreement. He describes the MEK’s ever changing position on this, and other issues, over the past few years. He says, first they said America should bomb Iran because we exposed Iran’s nuclear programme. Then, when the agreement was signed they claimed, ‘this is the end of the regime, they have hanged themselves’. Now with Trump in the White House they swear against Obama and say this is the worst agreement ever and Trump has to tear it up and attack Iran. We know you are mercenaries, says Saber, but even mercenaries have to be a little more convincing than this about their strategies.
++ Sahar Family Foundation warns about death threats against the families and former MEK members in a letter to the Albanian minister for Internal Affairs which was covered by several media outlets in the country. “Unfortunately, we are also witness to brutal behavior by the Albanian government and police towards the families. The families come to Albania to visit their loved ones. Where on earth is visiting loved ones considered a crime so that in your country these suffering families have been interrogated by the police and been treated as criminals after being beaten up by the cult’s mobs? The separated members of the Rajavi cult in Albania have complained to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and to the UNHCR many times about the misconduct and criminality of the cult toward themselves, the members and others. The response so far, however, is for each to hold the other body responsible for neglecting their legal duty.”
++ A Facebook post by Houman Fakhimi asks how can US supporters of the MEK explain to families of the over 4,000 dead US service personnel killed in Iraq why they support a group which was named in a report published by the Bush administration as a reason for attacking Iraq in 2003. The report said, “Iraq shelters terrorist groups including the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MKO), which has used terrorist violence against Iran and in the 1970s was responsible for killing several US military personnel and US civilians.”
++ Kastriot Myftaraj, Gazeta Impakt identifies that ‘Albania is virtually in a state of war with Iran and this is a very serious thing’ “The US Senators’ visit to Albania took place after the recent tensions in US-Iran relations due to the sanctions that the American Congress imposed on Iran, repudiating the Obama administration’s agreement with the country. Iran’s response was something that should bother Albania too and should have made President Meta hastily summon the National Security Council meeting, making Prime Minister Rama cut short his break.
“Iran’s Parliament, at the request of the President, decided to officially order Iran’s Revolutionary Guard to undertake anti-terrorist operations against subversive forces operating abroad for the overthrow of the regime in Iran, under the sponsorship of enemies of the Islamic Republic. The decision primarily targets the Iranian embryo-led government led by Madam Rajavi, and the military arm of this so-called government, the MEK.
“This means that Albania, which harbors them, is now officially the target for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard operations – one of the most specialized and dangerous forces in the world for covert activity.”
++ Zahra Alipour in al-monitor reviews the Iranian film ‘Midday Adventures’ which is based on a true story. The film was well received in Iran but former sympathisers of the MEK say it does not give full historical weight to the motivations of the group.
++ Gazeta Impakt criticises former head of the state Intelligence Services, Fatos Klosi, for changing his mind about the MEK, apparently after visiting Maryam Rajavi and enjoying her hospitality. In 2016, he proclaimed the MEK to be jihadist terrorists, now he says the are not terrorists.
Albania is virtually in a state of war with Iran and this is a very serious thing
Kastriot Myftaraj, Gazeta Impakt, Tirana, Albania, August 15 2017:… Four US senators came to Tirana this afternoon and met with Maryam Rajavi in her self-styled capacity as the exiled President of Iran and leader of the political-military movement for overthrowing the regime in Iran called the Iranian People’s Mojahedin (MEK) organization. They talked with her as though she were the exiled head of the Iranian state and so she spoke to them. The senators …
Link to the original (Albanian)
Translated by Iran Interlink
Albania is virtually in a state of war with Iran and this is a very serious thing
By Kastriot Myftaraj
Four US senators came to Tirana this afternoon and met with Maryam Rajavi in her self-styled capacity as the exiled President of Iran and leader of the political-military movement for overthrowing the regime in Iran called the Iranian People’s Mojahedin (MEK) organization. They talked with her as though she were the exiled head of the Iranian state and so she spoke to them. The senators were honored by Rajavi’s presidential guard of honor at her headquarters in Kashar, near the city of Tirana.
It is not the first time that this has happened. In April, Senator McCain has done the same thing. These visits by American senators to Kashar are sponsored by Saudi Arabia, which fincances the MEK’s activity, due to its rivalry with Iran in the Persian Gulf.
The US Senators’ visit to Albania took place after the recent tensions in US-Iran relations due to the sanctions that the American Congress imposed on Iran, repudiating the Obama administration’s agreement with the country. Iran’s response was something that should bother Albania too and should have made President Meta hastily summon the National Security Council meeting, making Prime Minister Rama cut short his break.
Iran’s Parliament, at the request of the President, decided to officially order Iran’s Revolutionary Guard to undertake anti-terrorist operations against subversive forces operating abroad for the overthrow of the regime in Iran, under the sponsorship of enemies of the Islamic Republic. The decision primarily targets the Iranian embryo-led government led by Madam Rajavi, and the military arm of this so-called government, the MEK.
This means that Albania, which harbors them, is now officially the target for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard operations – one of the most specialized and dangerous forces in the world for covert activity.
The very way in which the decision was made by the highest state authorities in Iran presents an ultimatum for Albania in particular to remove the MEK’s political-military organization and the Iranian government in exile from its territory.
When a country provides refuge to members of a subversive organization, such as the MEK, it is for them to formally vow that they will cease their political-military activity in the territory of the host country against their state.
As a minimum this should have been enforced by the Albanian government when it agreed last year to accommodate all the members of the MEK (about 5000 people) in its territory. Unlike what the US agreement was in 2012, which was that our country would host a number of Mojahedin members according to the quota that would be in accord with their proportional division among NATO countries. This was a lie by State Department bureaucrats paid by the Saudi lobby, who had made plans to host all the Iranian Mojahedin in Albania together with the government in exile of their leader, Ms Rajavi.
The Iranian Mojahedin have not only not made formal commitments that they will cease their political-military activity while residing in Albania, but the Albanian government, in a secret agreement with their leader Rajavi, has undertaken to allow them to use Albania as a base for continuing their political-military activity against the government of Iran.
It is a fact that the agreement with which the Albanian government has accepted its obligations to give the Iranian Mojahedin refuge and what these obligations it has undertaken are have not been made public. But from the activity undertaken by Mrs. Rajavi in Albania it is understood what this agreement contains. Since March of this year, Maryam Rajavi, self-proclaimed Iranian President-in-Exile, who is at the same time leader of a political-military organization called the Iranian People’s Mojahedin, is using Albania as the center of her political activity. Until March, Mrs Rajavi conducted her business in France where she has asylum. But France has already stopped her political activity against Iran in its territory.
There is a rule known in international affairs. When a state hosts a political-military organization in its territory that acts for the forcible overthrow of the government in another state, this second state has the right to react by committing violent attacks on the territory of the first state. Albania is in this position in relation to Iran. Albania and Iran have diplomatic relations and in the basic documents describing bilateral relations the two countries have agreed not to harm each other. Iran has adhered to this pledge. Albania has not.
It is foolish to take this situation lightly, thinking that Iran will not dare to launch attacks on Albania because it is frightened of US punishment or because it is a member of NATO. First of all, no American President will undertake punitive military against Iran because the country has undertaken covert terrorist actions in Albania. Iran will not officially assert these rights, but even if its authorship is implied, the original fault will remain with Albania, which has acted in opposition to international law regarding the housing of political immigrants.
At this time, when there is ever greater danger of an outbreak of war between the US and North Korea, a new front against Iran cannot be opened. And Iran will take advantage of this situation to act freely against the country that harbors its main internal enemies. It would suffice for Iran to launch 50 fanatical suicide bombers to turn Albania into a chaotic bloody land. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard can mobilize entire divisions with fanatical suicide bombers. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has its own practice of preparing commandos that speak the language and understand the behavior of countries posing a threat to Iran for possible punitive actions against them.
So, for several years, Iran has been intensively preparing for suicide operations using commandos who know the Albanian language as well as the culture of our country. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has very good historical links with Balkan and Russian secret services. It is not difficult for Iran to bring its operatives to Albania. Albania is effectively in a state of war with Iran and this is something that should be taken very seriously. Above all because the Albanian government has violated the laws in force in Albania by allowing an organization that declares the violent overthrow of Tehran’s regime to make a base in our country. This in turn legitimizes Iran to act against our country.
Shqipëria është praktikisht në gjendje lufte me Iranin dhe kjo është një gjë shumë serioze
nga Kastriot Myftaraj
Katër senatorë amerikanë erdhën këto ditë në Tiranë dhe takuan zonjën Maryam Rajavi në cilësinë e Presidentes në mërgim të Iranit dhe të kryetares së lëvizjes politiko-ushtarako për përmbysjen e regjimit në fuqi në Iran, të quajtur Organizata e Muxhahidinëve të Popullit Iranian(MEK). Ata biseduan me të si me kryetaren e shtetit të Iranit në mërgim, dhe ashtu u foli ajo. Senatorëve iu bënë nderime ushtarake nga garda presidenciale e Rajavit në selinë e saj në Kashar, pranë qytetit të Tiranës.
Nuk është e hera e parë që ndodh kështu, në prill këtë e ka bërë senatori McCain. Këto vizita të senatorëve amerikanë në Kashar sponsorizohen nga Arabia Saudite e cila është financuesja e veprimtarisë së MEK, për shkak të rivalitetit me Iranin në Gjirin Persik.
Vizita e senatorëve amerikanë në Shqipëri ndodhi pas tensionimit të ri të marrëdhënieve SHBA-Iran për shkak të sanksioneve që Kongresi Amerikan i vuri Iranit, duke bërë nul marrëveshjen e Administratës së Obamës me këtë vend. Reagimi i Iranit ka një gjë që duhet ta shqetësojë shumë Shqipërinë dhe duhet të kishte bërë që Presidenti Meta të kishte thirrur me ngut mbledhjen e Këshillit të Sigurisë Kombëtare, duke e bërë Kryeministrin Rama të ndërpriste pushimet.
Parlamenti i Iranit, me kërkesën e Presidentit vendosi të urdhërojë zyrtarisht Gardën Revolucionare të Iranit që të ndërmarrë operacione antiterroriste ndaj forcave subversive me bazë jashtë vendit që veprojnë për përmbysjen e regjimit në Iran, me sponosorizimin e armiqve të Republikës Islamike. Vendimi shënjestron pikësëpari qeverinë iraniane të mërgim të kryesuar nga Zonja Raxhavi, dhe krahun ushtarak të kësaj qeverie, MEK.
Kjo do të thotë se Shqipëria, si strehuese e tyre tashmë është zyrtarisht fushë e operacioneve të Gardës Revolucionare të Iranit, një prej forcave më të specializuara dhe të rrezikshme në botë për veprimtari subversive.
Vetë mënyra se si u mor dhe u shpall vendimi nga autoritetet më të lartë shtetërore në Iran, është një ultimatum posaçërisht për Shqipërinë që të largojë nga territori i saj organizatën politiko-ushtarake MEK dhe qeverinë iraniane në mërgim.
Kushti nr. 1 kur një vend iu jep strehim anëtarëve të një organizate subversive, siç është MEK, është që ata të zotohen zyrtarisht se do të ndërpresin veprimtarinë e tyre politiko-ushtarake në territorin e shtetit strehues, kundër shtetit të tyre.
Këtë duhet të kishte bërë së paku qeveria shqiptare kur vitin e kaluar pranoi të strehonte në territorin e saj të gjithë anëtarët e MEK (rreth 5000 vetë), ndryshe nga çfarë kishte qenë marrëveshja me SHBA në 2012, se vendi jonë do të strehonte një numër muxhahidinësh, sipas kuotës që do t’ i takonte nga një ndarje përpjestimore e tyre mes vendeve të NATO-s. Kjo ishte një gënjeshtër e burokratëve të Departamentit të Shtetit, të paguar nga lobi saudit, të cilët kishin bërë planin që t’ i strehonin në Shqipëri të gjithë muxhahidinët iranianë bashkë me qeverinë në mërgim të lideres së tyre, zonjës Rajavi.
Muxhahidinët iranianë jo vetëm që nuk kanë bërë zotime formale se do të ndërpresin veprimtarinë e tyre politiko-ushtarake pas strehimit në Shqipëri, por madje qeveria shqiptare, në një marrëveshje sekrete me lideren e tyre Rajavi, ka marrë përsipër që të lejojë që ata të përdorin Shqipërnë si bazë për të vazhduar veprimtarinë e tyre politiko-ushtarake kundër regjimit në fuqi në Iran.
Është fakt se marrëveshja me të cilën qeveria shqiptare ka marrë përsipër detyrimet e saj për strehimin e muxhahidinëve iranianë, dhe çfarë detyrimesh ka marrë përsipër nuk është bërë publike. Por nga veprimtaria që kryen zonja Rajavi në Shqipëri kuptohet se çfarë përmban kjo marrëveshje. Që prej marsit të këtij viti zonja Maryam Rajavi vetëshpallur Presidente e Iranit në mërgim, njëkohësisht kryetare e një organizate politiko-ushtarake të quajtur Muxhahidinët e Popullit Iranian, po e përdor Shqipërinë si qendrën e veprimtarisë së saj politike. Deri në mars zonja Rajavi e kryente veprimtarinë e saj në Francë, ku kishte gjetur strehim. Por tashmë Franca ia ka ndaluar veprimtarinë politike kundër Iranit në territorin e saj.
Ka një rregull të njohur në marrëdhëniet ndërkombëtare. Kur një shtet strehon në territorin e vet një organizatë politiko-ushtarake që vepron për përmbysjen me dhunë e regjimit në fuqi në një shtet tjetër, ky shtet i dytë ka të drejtë të reagojë duke kryer sulme të dhunshme në territorin e shtetit të parë. Në këtë pozitë gjendet Shqipëria në raport me Iranin. Shqipëria dhe Irani kanë marrëdhënie diplomatike dhe të dy vendet në dokumentet bazike të marrëdhëniet dypalëshe janë shprehur për të mos dëmtuar njëri-tjetrin. Irani i është përmbajtur këtij zotimi, Shqipëria jo.
Është marrëzi që ta marrim lehtë këtë situatë, duke menduar se Irani nuk do të guxojë të ndërmarrë sulme ndaj Shqipërisë sepse i trembet ndëshkimit nga SHBA, apo se jemi vend anëtar i NATO-s. Pikësëpari, asnjë President amerikan nuk do të ndërmarrë një aksion ndëshkimor ushtarak ndaj Iranit për arsye se ky vend do të ketë ndërmarrë aksione terroriste-subversive në Shqipëri. Irani nuk do t’ i pohojë zyrtarisht ato, por edhe nëse nënkuptohet autorësia e tij, faji fillestar do t’ i mbetet Shqipërisë që veproi në kundërshtim me ligjin ndërkombëtar sa i përket strehimit të emigrantëve politikë.
Pikërisht në këtë kohë kur ekziston më shumë se kurrë rreziku që të nisë lufta mes SHBA dhe Koresë së Veriut, nuk mund të hapet një front i ri kundër Iranit, dhe ky vend do ta shikojë këtë situatë sit ë përshtatshme për të vepruar lirisht kundër vendit që strehon armiqtë e tij kryesorë të brendshëm.
Iranit do t’ i mjaftonte të hidhte në aksion 50 kamikazë fanatikë për ta shndërruar Shqipërinë në një territor kaotik të përgjakshëm. Garda Revolucionare e Iranit mund të mobilizojë divizione të tërë me kamikazë fanatikë. Garda Revolucionare e Iranit ka në praktikën e saj që të përgatisë komando që njohin gjuhën dhe sjelljet e vendeve që përbëjnë kërcënim ndaj Iranit, për aksione eventuale ndëshkimore ndaj tyre. Kështu që prej disa vitesh në Iran janë duke u përgatitur intensivisht komando kamikazë që njohin gjuhën shqipe, si dhe vendin tonë. Garda Revolucionare e Iranit ka lidhje shumë të mira historike me shërbimet e fshehta të Ballkanit, atë rus etj. Nuk është e vështirë për të që t’ I futë operativët e saj në Shqipëri.
Shqipëria është praktikisht në gjendje lufte me Iranin dhe kjo është një gjë që duhet marrë shumë seriozisht. Pikësëpari sepse qeveria shqiptare ka shkelur ligjet në fuqi në Shqipëri duke e bërë vendin bazë të një organizate që shpall se lufton për përmbysjen me dhunë të regjimit në fuqi në Teheran, çka e legjitimon Iranin të veprojë kundër vendit tonë.
With ISIS or MKO! Proxy War Go on for the US Warmongers (Mojahedin Khalq, Rajavi cult, MEK)
Nejat Society, June 19 2017:… The so-called “peaceful transition” will not be fulfilled by using the MKO either. The group’s violent past with terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of thousands of innocent civilians and government officials is undeniable. Moreover, the MKO’s alliance with the then Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during the eight years of the Iran-Iraq war eradicated the little support they enjoyed among the Iranian public opinion. Pual Pillar of the …
With ISIS or MKO! Proxy War Go on for the US Warmongers (Mojahedin Khalq, Rajavi cult, MEK)
While American Congressman Rohrabacher believes that terror attacks by ISIS that kill innocent people in Iran are legitimate when directed against a hostile regime, his country’s Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirms that his goal about Iran, remains regime change.
According to Think Progress, Tillerson said the US policy as it stands is to rely on “elements inside of Iran” who can be supported toward the end goal of regime change, with the hope it would be a “peaceful transition of that government.” 
As Think Progress asserts, “elements inside of Iran who can be supported toward the end goal of regime change” might be the Mujahedin Khalq terrorist organization (the MKO/ MEK/ Cult of Rajavi).  Coincidently the MKO has bribed several US Congressmen such as Dana Rohrabacher in exchange for their support.
On Thursday, June 8th, the day after the twin attacks in Tehran, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) praised the recent Islamic State attack as a “good thing” and suggested that maybe the United States should work with the militant organization. 
“It’s no surprise that Rohrabacher is so anti-Iran he is willing to praise the Islamic State for conducting an attack in the country”, writes Adrienne Mahsa Varkiani of Think Progress. “The congressman is a vocal supporter of regime change as well as a huge advocate of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), a cult-like group known for human rights abuses which wants to overthrow the Iranian government and which was classified as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government until 2012.”
On the other hand, we see Congressman Ted Poe who is also an ardent supporter of the MKO and he is the very person who encouraged Secretary Tillerson to imply his support for the anti-Iran groups like the MKO. “Tillerson’s remarks were in response to questioning from Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), a vocal supporter of the Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), whose members were in attendance at the briefing”, states Daruis Namazi of National Iranian American Council (NIAC). “Rep. Poe (R-TX) asked Tillerson whether the U.S. supports “a peaceful regime change” and whether it is U.S. policy “to lead things as they are or set up a peaceful long-term regime change.” Tillerson implied that, it was U.S. policy to move toward supporting regime change, stating the U.S. would “work toward support of those elements inside of Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of those governments.” 
As a matter of fact, “Peaceful transition of government” is nothing but a mirage. As far as the US hardliners count on terrorist violent groups like the MKO, ISIS etc. nothing will be peaceful. Namazi believes, “Such an endorsement is more likely to be a boon to groups seeking to violently overthrow the Iranian government, such as the MEK. As a result, the Trump administration could be headed toward repeating the mistakes of the U.S.-sponsored overthrow of Mohammad Mossadeq in 1953.” 
The American journalist Tony Cartalucci goes further implying that the US has already started the agenda of violent regime change in Iran using proxy forces like the MKO. He bases his arguments on the official document of the Brookings Institution 2009, titled, “Which Path to Persia? Options for a New American Strategy toward Iran”. In the paper, “the use of then US State Department-listed foreign terrorist organization Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK) as a proxy for instigating a full-fledged armed insurgency not unlike that which is currently unfolding in Syria was discussed in detail.” 
As Cartalucci reports, Brookings policy makers admit the MKO’s violent past including the assassination of six US military personnel and civilians in the 1970s in Iran. However, the group was delisted in 2012 following a multi-million-dollar lobbying campaign. Since then the group reopened its Washington office and ratcheted up its large scale anti-Iran drive but it was not successful. “However, despite these efforts, MEK was not capable then or now of accomplishing the lofty goal of instigating full-fledged insurrection against Tehran, necessitating the use of other armed groups,” Cartalucci writes. 
Other armed group’s seems to include the ISIS for the US warmongers which will not substantially be able to lead a “peaceful” transition of governments. The so-called “peaceful transition” will not be fulfilled by using the MKO either. The group’s violent past with terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of thousands of innocent civilians and government officials is undeniable. Moreover, the MKO’s alliance with the then Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during the eight years of the Iran-Iraq war eradicated the little support they enjoyed among the Iranian public opinion.
Pual Pillar of the National Interest clarifies how the MKO’s violent past helped the Iranian security forces get experienced enough to cope with such incidents. “The principal perpetrator of terrorism in Iran over the past four decades has been the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), the Marxist/Islamist cult/terrorist group that prior to the revolution had claimed Americans among its victims,” Pillar writes. “Thanks largely to the MEK’s activity, Iran necessarily has had much experience in countering terrorism. Khamenei lost the use of his right arm when he was injured by an MEK bomb in an assassination attempt in 1981.” 
Obviously, proxy wars using terrorist groups and/or ethnic minorities is of no use but causing the Iranian people more united. As they proved it after the last week’s terrorist attacks in Tehran sharing images and messages of solidarity like #together-with-Iran and #united-we-stand.
By Mazda Parsi
Varkiani, Adrian Mahsa, Tillerson calls for regime change in Iran, Think Progress, June 15, 2017
 Varkiani, Adrienne Mahsa, Republican congressman praises ISIS attack in Iran, says US should, Think Progress, June 10, 2017
 Namazi, Darius, Secretary Tillerson Eschews Iran Diplomacy in Favor of Regime Change, NIAC Council, June 15, 2017
 Cartalucci, Tony, Tehran Was Always America’s And Thus The Islamic State’s Final Destination, New Eastern Outlook, June 11, 2017
 Pillar, Paul R, Terrorism in Tehran: Reality Confounds Rhetoric Mujahedin Khalq, the National Interest, June 11, 2017
National Geographic, March 04 2017:… Leading MEK members squirm under the knowing gaze of Michael Ware. Watch the shifty looks and glances as the MEK representatives try to lie about their true intentions. They admit to wanting regime change, but claim to be pacifists. Ware asks ‘Why does a political organization still need to have a para-military organization?’ He then cleverly gets them to …
Associated Press, February 16 2017:… The group at one point successfully infiltrated the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, according to a State Department report. And a series of bombings attributed to the MEK accompanied visits by presidents Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter to Iran, including one to target an American cultural center. In 1973, MEK assailants wearing motorcycle helmets shot dead U.S. Army Lt. …
Iran Interlink, February 15 2017:… The following OpEd by MEK advocate Col. Wes Martin was published first in The Hill, followed by Mojahedin Khalq’s “Iran Probe” and the “NCRI” websites. Iran Interlink has published it here as indication of how hysteria has become the new normal in American published writing. A form of madness appears to have infected US politics and now all and sundry are dancing …
Massoud Khodabandeh, Huffington Post, February 07 2017:… He also signals that his war is not with ISIS but with the country Iran. Donald Trump rose to victory in part on the promise to take on ISIS and defeat the group. Yet ISIS cannot be defeated except by a coalition of forces that includes Iran. The facts on the ground in Syria and Iraq demonstrate unequivocally that ISIS forces in Aleppo and Mosul have been defeated largely due to the involvement
Gazeta Impakt, Albania, Translated by Iran Interlink, January 01 2017:… According to Fatos Klosi, former director of the National Intelligence Service, the American CIA chief has warned Albania that Donald Trump will renounce support for the MEK terrorists and it will be the Albanian Government itself which must deal with internal security and must confront a group trained militarily from the time of Saddam Hussein …
Massoud Khodabandeh, Huffington Post, December 24 2016:… That can only happen if journalists and investigatory bodies (human rights, nuclear experts, war crimes, etc) are able to base their work on facts and not the fake and fictionalised fantasies of stooges like the MEK, which are clearly designed to misinform on these issues. The information laundry cycle is not difficult to follow – the Washington Times takes its report …
Massoud Khodabandeh, Huffington Post, November 12 2016:… In particular, Rudi Giuliani, John Bolton and Newt Gingrich. Putting aside their weak personalities as well as their individual neoconservative agendas, the common thread which links these names together is their decade long support for the Mojahedin Khalq terrorist organisation (also known as Saddam’s Private Army or Rajavi cult). It is certain that …
Iran Interlink, October 30 2016:… Local observers in Tirana are reporting that the Mojahedin Khalq cultic terror group (MEK) is buying and creating several sandwich and kebab shops in the city and is using the MEK members to work in these fast-food businesses. On the surface this may look like a positive move. In an article titled ‘Albania: What would a de-radicalization program for the Mojahedin Khalq involve’, it was …
Anne and Massoud Khodabandeh, Iran Interlink, October 16 2016:… In spite of American promises, no de-radicalisation programme is in place to deal with over 2500 members of the Mojahedin Khalq terrorist group who have relocated to Tirana from Iraq. The MEK has a long history of violent and criminal activity. This has not stopped now they are in Tirana. Unless the Albanian government introduces its own programme, it must accept …
Anne and Massoud Khodabandeh, Huffington post (and Top Topic), October 09 2016:… For the local citizens, mystery surrounds their arrival and their lifestyle. Should these secretive and covert neighbours be treated with suspicion or kindness? At a local level, the first thing neighbouring families need to be aware of is that among all MEK members, sexual relations have been banned for over 25 years. This means there are no marriages or children or young people in the organisation. More troubling …
Massoud & Anne Khodabandeh, Huffington Post, July 14 2016:… Whether Rajavi is already dead or now killable is not known – only he can answer this – but he and his whole organisation are certainly now, body and soul, in the capable hands of the Saudi Prince. If he is still alive, Rajavi’s only role is to act as go-between to instruct his wife what she must do on behalf of the Saudis. If he is dead
Massoud Khodabandeh, Huffington Post, July 08 2016:… Clearly this message is not aimed at Iranians. The clamour for regime change in Iran does not emanate from inside the country in spite of its many social, civic and political problems. Who then is Maryam Rajavi’s constituency? Fro