Iran Interlink, September 27 2019:… Iran Interlink Weekly Digest Hamid Ghanbari Araa is the son of Abdul Ali Ghanbari, a veteran MEK member who died in Albania from cancer a few years ago. His mother is Pari Mohammadi who is still in Camp Ashraf 3 in Albania. Hamid managed to escape the MEK and moved from Albania to Germany with the help of his wider family. He since returned to normal life, married a German woman and has now had a baby. He sent a video to Iran Interlink asking for our help by broadcasting it. Which we did. Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – September 28, 2019
Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – September 27, 2019
++ Sana Bargh zahedi from the MEK wrote a piece for Elaf dot com a small, insignificant Saudi outlet in London. He criticizes the police and judiciary for not taking the 2018 Villepinte bomb threat seriously. He says they are “appeasing the mullahs”. Saber from Tabriz responds with an explanation of the events at that time and makes the following comments. 1. The outlet MEK are using is an extreme anti-Iranian platform. MEK deliberately used it and deliberately refer to the Gulf not the Persian Gulf when writing for it. 2. You, MEK and Prince Turki, hatched this plot without the knowledge of the European security services. They stopped because they know you did this yourselves and they have since prevented you from doing it again this year by banning your Villepinte event. The security services of the EU, looking at you and your masters and seeing what happened in the Khashoggi case, are well within reason to curtail your activities. 3. You didn’t have to get into this mess if you would just accept that you are born in Iran and just act as an Iranian, not a Saudi etc. Iranians who oppose the regime don’t normally surrender their nationality to do so.
++ Following the drone attack on Saudi oil installations, Rajavi has been supporting the Saudis and Aramco this week by asserting that no real damage has been done. She has said more than the Saudis themselves to nullify the effects of the strike. The Saudis admitted that half the production was stopped. But while the MEK are absolutely sure that Iran did this attack and that there should be retaliation, at same time they say no damage was done. Some commentators highlighted this hypocritical stance and said Rajavi has become more Catholic than the Pope. Others say that it’s interesting that if you hit the Saudis you hear the ouch from Rajavi.
++ Hamid Ghanbari Araa is the son of Abdul Ali Ghanbari, a veteran MEK member who died in Albania from cancer a few years ago. His mother is Pari Mohammadi who is still in Camp Ashraf 3 in Albania. Hamid managed to escape the MEK and moved from Albania to Germany with the help of his wider family. He since returned to normal life, married a German woman and has now had a baby. He sent a video to Iran Interlink asking for our help by broadcasting it. Which we did. In the video he explains that this is my newborn child and all I want is to talk to MEK to let me take my baby to Albania so my mother can see him. I am not asking to allow her to come her. He says that after a long push and pull with Ali Malek their contact in Germany, my mother called for a few minutes saying she had asked her supervisors for permission, but they said it is not possible for me to see you if you come here. Hamid says, I know my Mum, it’s not that she doesn’t want to see her grandson, they just won’t let her. My wife wanted to talk with our MP and get higher authorities involved. But I resisted this path as I know the MEK and thought that quietly talking directly with them would be the best way. I tried to convince Ali Malek of my good intentions. He simply replied, “You’ve had your fair share, a call from your mother, she called you once and that’s more than enough”. After that he won’t answer my calls anymore and there is no other way to contact someone from the MEK. After all this effort, this is why I am broadcasting this video. All I want is for the MEK to allow my mother to see her grandson, wherever and however they want. The video is just to ask for help. Maybe there are still people in the NCRI with enough influence to help. I don’t want more than this. Frankly, my wife and I are mind boggled. Why are they doing this. That we are forced to put a video out. Why does the MEK make enemies out of friends. A simple human act could have been done and gone away. But you have failed.
++ English language coverage of MEK activities was dominated this week by the controversy caused by the MEK’s presence at a summit of the United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) in New York on the fringe of the UNGA. The controversy was not that the MEK were present – they will invade any useful space which does not actively prohibit them – but about which groups and individuals were willing to share a platform with them. Undaunted by the MEK’s reputation (“a notorious Iranian cult which has murdered at least six American civilians and spent over 20 years protected by Saddam Hussein’s regime”), several speakers went ahead and addressed the meeting, including Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, Rudi Giuliani, Joe Lieberman and Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir.
But for others in the high-stakes world of political extremism, the ultra-extremist MEK are simply too toxic to side with. Iranian Kurdish parties under the umbrella organisation ‘Cooperation Center of Iranian Kurdistan’s Political Parties’ along with Suzanne Maloney of Brookings Institute boycotted the meeting. CodePink activists staged a vocal, visible protest.
Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – September 27, 2019
Jafarzadeh has already published his suicide bombing note.
Wondering at those Americans who stand under the flag of Mojahedin Khalq (MKO, MEK, NCRI, Rajavi cult) only to LOBBY for the murderers of their servicemen