John Bolton Back To UANI and MEK

John Bolton Back To UANI and MEK

John Bolton Back To UANI and MEKBrian Freeman, News Max, December 08 2019:… As the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA formally unwinds through its sunset provisions, it will be critical to have Ambassador Bolton’s expertise leading the policy discussion,” Lieberman said. “The world has to rise to the challenge of confronting Iran’s behavior and with the ambassador’s help, UANI will continue to be a leading source of ideas and a strong global advocate for policies that reduce the regime’s threat for years to come. John Bolton Back To UANI and MEK 

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John Bolton Back To UANI and MEK

John Bolton Rejoins United Against Nuclear Iran in Adviser Role

Former national security advisor John Bolton has returned to United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) as a senior advisor, the advocacy group announced in a press release on Tuesday.

Bolton had served on the advisory board for UANI until 2018, when he joined President Donald Trump’s administration.

UANI chairman Joe Lieberman, a former senator and vice presidential candidate, welcomed back Bolton, who left the White House in September.

“As the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA formally unwinds through its sunset provisions, it will be critical to have Ambassador Bolton’s expertise leading the policy discussion,” Lieberman said. “The world has to rise to the challenge of confronting Iran’s behavior and with the ambassador’s help, UANI will continue to be a leading source of ideas and a strong global advocate for policies that reduce the regime’s threat for years to come.”

Declaring that “Iran poses one of the most serious and sustained threats to America and her allies,” Bolton said he was eager to return to UANI, as “it’s an honor to be associated once again with great leaders from the U.S. and around the world in one common mission.”

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Bolton’s name has been mentioned several times during the  impeachment proceedings against Trump, but he refused to voluntarily testify to the House Intelligence Committee, The Hill reported.

Bolton said he would only testify if he was issued a subpoena, but the committee has yet to do so.

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Suzanne Maloney dropped out of UANI event due to presence of MEK

Suzanne Maloney dropped out of UANI event due to presence of MEKSuzanne Maloney, Tweeter, September 27 2019:… I speak to all kinds of audiences all the time & I don’t impose an ideological litmus test. It’s incredibly worthwhile to hear opposing points of view & engage in dialogue; I’ve learned a lot. This doesn’t happen enough in policy & academic work on Iran, unfortunately.  But I won’t engage w/the MEK & I will cross the street (or drop off a panel) to avoid any possible perception of that. The reasons why are self-evident to most Iranians & people who work on Iran, but here’s a good explainer by @Benjamin05055 . Suzanne Maloney dropped out of UANI event due to presence of MEK . 

Suzanne Maloney dropped out of UANI event due to presence of MEK

Suzanne Maloney dropped out of UANI event due to presence of MEK

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I spoke at @UANI’s event last yr during UNGA & found the audience receptive to diverse viewpoints. Notably, at that event, I strongly criticized the MEK to what I remember as a positive response. Fwiw there were plenty of Iranians in the audience & I heard a wide range of views.

 

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Designating UANI MEK Terrorists

Designating UANI MEK TerroristsJulian Pecquet, Al Monitor, September 25 2019:… But attendance was dominated by the Mujaheddin-e-Khalq (MEK) and its allies. Iran considers the MEK a terrorist group, as the United States did until 2012.. Openly embracing the MEK could also put the Trump administration in an uncomfortable spot. The administration does not officially support regime change, but recently stopped ruling out the MEK as a political alternative. Designating UANI MEK Terrorists 

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Designating UANI MEK Terrorists

NEW YORK — Leading Iran hawks are increasingly open about their ties to a controversial opposition group, triggering Iranian retaliation and posing a quandary for the Donald Trump administration.

On the eve of the hawkish United Against Nuclear Iran’s annual summit featuring Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, UANI CEO Mark Wallace today convened a gathering of Iranian opposition groups. The event was billed as an unprecedented gathering of diverse opposition groups, including Kurds, Balochs and Azerbaijanis.

“This is the first time in history, since the Iranian revolution in 1978 and 1979, that such a broad cross-section of the leaders and delegates from Iranian dissident … groups have gathered in a convention for Iran’s future,” Wallace said. “This gathering demonstrates the willingness of many here today to set aside many of the disagreements of the past.”

But attendance was dominated by the Mujaheddin-e-Khalq (MEK) and its allies. Iran considers the MEK a terrorist group, as the United States did until 2012.

UANI denied any involvement with today’s event and said Wallace convened it in his “personal capacity.” The program for the event at the Roosevelt Hotel, however, listed UANI as the organizer. UANI said that was an error.

The group may be reluctant to be seen as openly rooting for the MEK, which advocates for overthrowing the ruling clerics in Tehran and has critics even among Iranians who oppose Tehran. A Los Angeles-based Iranian American pro-democracy activist told Al-Monitor that people in that community had advised UANI against being involved in an event including the MEK and controversial ethnic separatist groups.

“Terrible choices,” the activist said. “Many separatist groups [were invited] … They [UANI] did not listen.”

“Terrible choices,” the activist said. “Many separatist groups [were invited] … They [UANI] did not listen.”

Several days ago, an umbrella group of several Iranian Kurdish political parties — including the Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran (PDK-I), Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) and two branches of the left-wing Komala party — announced it would skip the event but did not offer a reason. The event had signs for several of the groups, but their seats were empty.

Openly embracing the MEK could also put the Trump administration in an uncomfortable spot. The administration does not officially support regime change, but recently stopped ruling out the MEK as a political alternative.

Regardless of UANI’s denials, Al-Monitor spoke with several participants at the event who believed the group was involved. Tehran seems to think so as well, and announced today that it would be designating UANI a terrorist group following similar action against the hawkish Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD).

“On the one hand, the United States deceitfully speaks of compromise and negotiation,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said today. “And on the other hand, it organizes, finances and arms criminal and terrorist groups … and provides them with intelligence.”

“On the one hand, the United States deceitfully speaks of compromise and negotiation,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said today. “And on the other hand, it organizes, finances and arms criminal and terrorist groups … and provides them with intelligence.”

Jason Brodsky, UANI’s policy director, denounced the remarks in a tweet today from inside the Future of Iran conference: “First FDD is declared as a terrorist organization. Now, Iran’s regime follows by declaring UANI a terrorist organization. The regime’s war on research continues.” He later wrote on Twitter that, like Wallace, he was attending in his personal capacity.

Minutes later, UANI’s CEO invited to the stage Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s lawyer and a longtime MEK advocate.

“I call them the regime of terror,” Giuliani said to thunderous applause. “We’re here today, and we’re going to support a regime of freedom.”

Laura Rozen contributed to this report.

Julian Pecquet is the Washington Editor for Al-Monitor.

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