MEK and Saudi Arabian Continues Promotion of Terror

MEK and Saudi Arabian Continues Promotion of Terror

MEK and Saudi Arabian Continues Promotion of TerrorRamin Hossein Abadian, Mehr News, November 13 2019:… The history of the terrorist activities of the terrorist group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) is obvious to everyone which killed many Iranians in the early years of the victory of the Islamic Revolution. However, Saudi Arabia is one of the main supporters of MEK, and at the same time proclaims itself a harbinger of peace in the region and around the world and accuses others of supporting terrorism. According to Norwegian media, the Saudi Embassy in France pays all expenses for holding the annual conference of the MEK terrorist group in Paris. MEK and Saudi Arabian Continues Promotion of Terror 

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MEK and Saudi Arabian Continues Promotion of Terror

Promotion of terror by false harbinger of peace

TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) – While Saudi Arabia proclaims itself as a harbinger of peace in the region and around the world, its crimes recorded in various parts of the world well illustrate its full support for “global terrorism”.

Nowadays Saudi Arabia has been taking a different stance trying to show itself as a supporter of peace in the region to cover up its crimes as one of the main supporters of global terrorism.

In order to divert public opinion from focusing on their crimes in different places, the Saudis are also trying to address the public opinion that the Islamic Republic of Iran and the resistance groups in the region are the promoters of terrorism.

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Support for ISIL and al-Qaeda

Saudi Arabia is currently the reason for killing people in Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, and even Lebanon because of its expanded support of terrorist groups in recent years. Its support for the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group in recent years, especially in Syria and Iraq, has caused the killing of thousands of civilians, including women and children.

Diplomatic documents leaked by the Qatari Embassy in Washington on 26 October 2016, showed also the support of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for some al-Qaeda and ISIL terrorist leaders in Yemen.

According to the documents, the two crown princes of Saudi Arabia and UAE have been in constant contact with two of Al-Qaeda affiliated members Al-Hassan Ali Abkar and Abdullah Faisal al-Ahdel.  The documents provide details of the activities of two al-Qaeda commanders as well as direct donations from Saudi intelligence chief Khalid bin Ali Al Humaidan to purchase supplies and give to ISIL members.

In this regard, Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University in the US believes that Saudi Wahhabi ideology is a key factor in the formation of the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group.

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Full-fledged defense of ‘state terrorism’

Saudi Arabia has always been a strong supporter of the Zionist regime over the past decades as a prominent example of promoting “state terrorism”. It normalizes relations with Israel faster than other Arab countries. This is the same issue that the Zionists have mentioned on many occasions without referring directly to Saudi Arabia.

Moreover, a series of secret meetings between Saudi officials and the Zionist regime’s indicate that the Al-Saud has associated with the Zionist regime the most prominent example of “state terrorism”.

In this connection, on the sidelines of a recent UN General Assembly meeting in New York City, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir secretly met with Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz.

Trade and military exchanges between the Zionist regime and Saudi Arabia are also among other areas of close relations between the two sides, which have made the Zionists more insolence in killing Palestinians.

According to what has been said, the Saudi authorities will undoubtedly play a major role in continuing the terrorist acts of the Zionist regime in the occupied territories against the Palestinians by defending “state terrorism” of the Zionist regime.

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Establishment of a terrorist coalition against the Yemeni people

The establishment of a terrorist coalition against the defenseless and innocent Yemeni people is another Saudi activity in promoting terrorism and extremism in the region and around the world. Saudi Arabia formed a coalition of 17 countries to attack Yemen illegally and brutally in 2015. Since then, the Saudis have martyred thousands of people and injured hundreds in Yemen.

Its aggressive attacks on innocent Yemeni people in the form of a terrorist and illegal coalition have already caused fatal blows to the poorest Arab country. They also bombed all the medical centers. This has caused 80% of medical centers in Yemen to fail to provide medical services.

Because of the series of crimes against Yemeni people, even the former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, put Saudi Arabia on the list of Yemeni children’s rights violations. But threatened by Saudi authorities to cut funding to the UN, made him withdraw from his decision.

Support for MEK and the Ba’ath regime

The history of the terrorist activities of the terrorist group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) is obvious to everyone which killed many Iranians in the early years of the victory of the Islamic Revolution. However, Saudi Arabia is one of the main supporters of MEK, and at the same time proclaims itself a harbinger of peace in the region and around the world and accuses others of supporting terrorism.. According to Norwegian media, the Saudi Embassy in France pays all expenses for holding the annual conference of the MEK terrorist group in Paris.

The history of the terrorist activities of the terrorist group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) is obvious to everyone which killed many Iranians in the early years of the victory of the Islamic Revolution. However, Saudi Arabia is one of the main supporters of MEK, and at the same time proclaims itself a harbinger of peace in the region and around the world and accuses others of supporting terrorism.

According to Norwegian media, the Saudi Embassy in France pays all expenses for holding the annual conference of the MEK terrorist group in Paris.

The Saudis also continue to support the remnants of the Ba’ath regime in Iraq. Saudi ambassador to Jordan Khaled bin Faisal Al-Saud has met and held talks with Raghad Hussein daughter of Saddam Hussein, the former president of Iraq in Amman, according to media.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the latest developments in Iraq and how to further provoke protests against the Baghdad government and create chaos in Iraq. It is said that the Saudi ambassador to Jordan has offered an invitation to Raghad Hussein to attend a meeting on Iraq which will be held in Riyadh in the coming month.

What has been said is only a small fraction of Saudi Arabia’s support for terrorism around the world, and there are now numerous reports of Saudi Arabia’s promotion of terrorism, Wahhabism and extremism in East Asia and Africa.

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Saudi Arabia Bankrolled Iran’s MEK with Tons of Gold, Rolexes (Mojahedin Khalq, MKO, NCRI, Rajavi cult)

MEK and Saudi Arabian Continues Promotion of Terror

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Saudi Arabia Secretly Sent Truckloads of Gold and Rolex Watches to the Iranian MEK (aka Mojahedin Khalq, MKO, NCRI, Rajavi cult …)

By Ty Joplin

MEK and Saudi Arabian Continues Promotion of TerrorSaudi’s late king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (AFP/FILE)

It is widely rumored that Saudi Arabia has been a loyal supporter of the Mujahideen al-Khalq (MEK), an Iranian opposition group which began as a collective of radical students and is now more accurately described as a cult.

There has been no concrete account of Saudi’s support for the MEK, until now. In an interview with Al Bawaba, a former top-ranking member of the MEK has provided details of specific transfers of valuables good from Saudi Arabia to the MEK, worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

The details are difficult to verify, but nonetheless represent the first comprehensive account of  the MEK’s partnership with Saudi Arabia.

According to the former MEK member who personally oversaw the transfers, Saudi officials operating within the security apparatus of Turki bin Faisal al Saud, the head of Saudi intelligence at the time, and the late king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, gave the MEK three tons of solid gold, at least four suitcases of custom Rolex watches and fabric covering the Kaaba, the most holy site in Islam. The transfers were worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Saudi’s Gold Transfers to the MEK

MEK and Saudi Arabian Continues Promotion of TerrorLate Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud in 2014 (AFP/FILE)

Massoud Khodabandeh, who used to head security for MEK’s top leaders and was one of its most-senior members, described to Al Bawaba a network of smuggling and black market sales that Saudi used to fund the MEK covertly.

Gold and other valuable commodities were be shipped from Saudi Arabia to Baghdad. Then, they would be sold in black markets in Amman, Jordan via Saudi-linked businessmen; the money would go to offshore accounts linked to the MEK, funding their operations.

In 1989, a year before Saddam Hussein attacked Kuwait, Khodabandeh and the MEK’s leader at the time, Massoud Rajavi, went to Saudi with an escort by Iraq’s secret police. “Rajavi was to perform pilgrimage as well as other things. At the time for our return to Iraq, we were presented with two suitcases each, presents from King Abdullah, then crown prince. They included gold, [and] Rolex watches,” Khodabandeh said. These watches were custom-made and had the king’s head designed into them.

In 1989, a year before Saddam Hussein attacked Kuwait, Khodabandeh and the MEK’s leader at the time, Massoud Rajavi, went to Saudi with an escort by Iraq’s secret police. “Rajavi was to perform pilgrimage as well as other things. At the time for our return to Iraq, we were presented with two suitcases each, presents from King Abdullah, then crown prince. They included gold, [and] Rolex watches,” Khodabandeh said. These watches were custom-made and had the king’s head designed into them.

The MEK, having disavowed personal possessions, removed the king’s head from the watches and sold them to black market businessmen in Amman, Jordan.

They were also presented with a piece of a priceless kiswa, a large drape that is adorned over the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Kiswas are embroidered with gold and are manufactured at a cost of around $5 million, but the religious and symbolic importance of the fabric makes them much more valuable.

“I was also assigned to bring gold in special lorries,” Khodabandeh said.

Aided by two Iraqi and two Saudi representatives, Khodabandeh smuggled three trucks filled with gold bars from Saudi Arabia to Baghdad. He estimated that each truck held about a ton of gold, making the shipment’s contemporary worth almost $200 million.

“After a few days I arranged for it to go to Amman to be sold,” added Khodabandeh. “We knew a few businessmen who could do this for us and move the money to offshore accounts.”

That top Saudi officials, including the late king Abdullah who was crown prince at the time, was funding a Shia militant group complicates the narrative that Saudi was exclusively exporting a hyper-conservative brand of Sunni Islam, called Wahhabism, around the world to combat Shi’ism. In looking to destabilize the Iranian regime, Saudi appeared more than willing to funnel millions of dollars worth of goods to the Shia MEK.

“That top Saudi officials, including the late king Abdullah who was crown prince at the time, was funding a Shia militant group complicates the narrative”

Khodabandeh noted that some of the money received from its dealings with Saudi was for military vehicles.

Through the Saudi-linked businessmen in Amman, “we bought large fleets of Toyota semi-military vehicles and many other logistical needs.”

Other Sources of MEK Funding: Saddam and the U.S.

MEK and Saudi Arabian Continues Promotion of TerrorMEK leader Maryam Rajavi speaking to a crowd of supporters (AFP/FILE)

During much of the 1980s and 1990s, the MEK was sheltered and supported by Saddam Hussein, who co-opted the group and used it as a paramilitary force for his own geopolitical agenda, which included a war against Kurds and Iran. Under the orders of Saddam, the MEK killed thousands of Iranians in the Iran-Iraq war, cementing their reputations as traitors to the Iranian people.

Khodabandeh told Al Bawaba that, in addition to receiving regular payment from Saddam, the MEK was funneled money from Iraqi oil that was exported to the U.K.

The MEK also garnered a significant amount of money from fraud and money laundering activities around the world.

A massive FBI investigation into the group’s finances in 2004 revealed a complex web of front organizations disguised as charities that were MEK revenue generators. Fraud and laundering schemes were found all over Europe and the U.S.,

From Washington D.C., to Tampa, Dallas, Los Angeles and even London, Stockholm and Paris, the MEK operated “cells” that took part in fraud schemes and fake charities.

“From Washington D.C., to Tampa, Dallas, Los Angeles and even London, Stockholm and Paris, the MEK operated “cells” that took part in fraud schemes and fake charities.”

One such fake charity was called the Committee for Human Rights. MEK members posed as representatives of the so-called Committee for Human Rights, seeking donations for the medical treatment of starving Iranian refugee children. The donations received were then laundred via Turkey back to the main base in Iraq, where they were used “to fund MEK’s terrorist operation” according to the report.

To smuggle in MEK members to the United States, which listed the group as a foreign terrorist organization at the time, the organization forged identity and immigration documents.

MEK and Saudi Arabian Continues Promotion of TerrorAn MEK gathering in Paris, France (AFP/FILE)

In 2012, it was delisted as a terror group and recruited by the U.S. for use in destabilizing the Iranian regime. The U.S. paid $20 million to the U.N. refugee agency to transfer thousands of MEK members from Iraq to Tirana, Albania. The U.S. also gave Albania funds to build a military-style facility for the MEK, in which it is currently holed up.

The U.S. also “allocated a budget of 10 million dollars for the purpose of a ‘de-radicalization’ program to dismantle MEK as an organisation and sort out the members,” according to Khodabandeh. But the Trump administration halted the program.

The contemporary MEK is almost unrecognizable from its founding principles.

What began as a radical, anti-Shah student movement in Tehran, the MEK morphed into an anti-Ayatollah guerrilla group when it was forced from the Iranian political scene, then it became a pro-Saddam militia operating in Iraq killing Iranians and Kurds. Now, it is an asset by the U.S. President Donald Trump, whose advisors think it can be wielded against the current Iranian regime.

“There is a viable opposition to the rule of the Ayatollahs,” Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton proudly announced to a conference hall full of MEK members bussed in to the annual gathering from their compound. “And that opposition is centered in this room today.”

The group’s shifting alliances closely align with its sources of funding, making the group a kind of quasi-mercenary force, although the group has not engaged in combat in years.

“The group’s shifting alliances closely align with its sources of funding, making the group a kind of quasi-mercenary force, although the group has not engaged in combat in years.”

Turki bin Faisal al Saud, who was directing Saudi’s intelligence at the time Khodabandeh was assigned to smuggle Saudi goods into Iraq for the MEK’s benefit, has since become an outspoken advocate for the MEK.

“Your efforts to confront this regime are legitimate, and your struggle to rescue all sectors of the Iranian society… from the oppression of the Velayat-e Faqih rule, as was said by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, is legitimate and an imperative,” bin Faisal told thousands of MEK members at an annual conference for the group in Paris in 2017.

“Therefore, advance with God’s blessings.”

Khodabandeh said that bin Faisal replaced Saddam as the main backer of the group. “I would say that after the fall of Saddam, the MEK which was then being run by Massoud under the patronage of Saddam, changed to the organisation run by Maryam under the patronage of Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud.”

“It changed from a terrorist military organisation to an intelligence-based propaganda machine.”

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