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US Terrorism Targeting Civilians , Crime Against Humanity 

U.S. Terrorism Targeting Civilians , Crime Against Humanity Tasnim News, New York, October 09 2020:… It is a proven fact that the United States is spreading terrorism not only in our region but almost everywhere in the world. The United States has contributed to the creation of terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and Daesh through its interventionist policies in our region,” he added. “The country continues to train and supply weapons and explosives to its terrorist agents and partners. US Terrorism Targeting Civilians , Crime Against Humanity 

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US ‘Maximum Pressure’ Policy ‘Deliberately’ Targeting Civilians: Iran’s Envoy

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations said the so-called US maximum pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic is “deliberately and indiscriminately” targeting innocent civilians.

“The policy of maximum pressure by the US on Iran is designed to deliberately and indiscriminately target innocent civilians with the aim of creating suffering and hardship, as well as stoking social unrest in accordance with the flawed policy of regime change,” Takht-Ravanchi said at a meeting of the UN General Assembly’s sixth committee on counter-terrorism on Thursday evening.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms, including state terrorism and economic and medical terrorism, which are carried out through unilateral coercive measures,” he added.

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Earlier in the day, the US Treasury Department defied Europe’s humanitarian objections and targeted Iran’s financial sector by imposing sanctions on 18 Iranian banks with the aim of cutting off the Islamic Republic from the world’s financial system.

Despite claims made by the US Treasury that the sanctions will not apply to transactions for the provision of agricultural commodities, food, medicine or medical devices to Iran, European diplomats have asserted that US sanctions will have dire humanitarian consequences.

Takht-Ravanchi went on to say that terrorizing nations has long been  a major global challenge for the international community, as it kills countless innocent people and at the same time leads to devastating consequences for the stability and security of nations.

Underlining that the coronavirus pandemic has changed the health condition of many communities, the Iranian diplomat said the imposition of US laws and regulations with an extraterritorial impact on my country and other countries is, by definition, tantamount to terrorism, which has severely exacerbated general health conditions during the epidemic.

“Coercive measures are a manifestation of structural violence that violates human rights, the right to peace, the right to development, the right to health and, above all, the right to life,” Takht-Ravanchi noted.

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The new sanctions come in blatant defiance of growing international calls for Washington to ease its Iran sanctions, which have severely prevented the country’s access to lifesaving medical items as the world is grappling to contain the deadly virus.

Last month, President Hassan Rouhani of Iran condemned the US sanctions amid the global pandemic, saying the White House knows nothing about humanity.

Iran has been battling the deadliest pandemic the world has seen in many decades amid  sanctions.

The new coronavirus, which erupted in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December before spreading to the whole world, has so far infected more than 488,000 people and claimed some 28,000 lives in Iran.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian envoy to the UN referred to the US assassination of Iran’s top anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and said the brutal and cowardly act was a “clear example of state terrorism” in gross violation of the fundamental principles of international law.

General Soleimani, former commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), was assassinated in a US airstrike at Baghdad airport on January 3, along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) counter-terrorism force, and a number of their companions.

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The strike came while General Soleimani was on an official visit to the Iraqi capital.

Both commanders were extremely popular because of the key role they played in eliminating the US-sponsored Daesh terrorist group in the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria.

Stressing that the targeted killing by the US was a great gift to Daesh and other terrorist groups in the region, Takht-Ravanchi said the Islamic Republic has been at the forefront of the fight against terrorism, especially in countering and eliminating Daesh and other UN-designated terrorist groups that receive financial and material support from certain countries in the region and beyond.

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“It is a proven fact that the United States is spreading terrorism not only in our region but almost everywhere in the world,” he said.

“The United States has contributed to the creation of terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and Daesh through its interventionist policies in our region,” he added. “The country continues to train and supply weapons and explosives to its terrorist agents and partners, including PJAK, Tondar and Jaish ul-Adl, to carry out terrorist attacks in Iran.”

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US Harboring Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) TerroristsFinancial Tribune, July 12 2020:… It is in fact the US that is promoting terrorism not only in this region, but almost everywhere in the world. “The United States’ interventionist approach in our region has created chaos and an environment fertile for terrorism to grow,” he said. He blamed the US for harboring the MKO (the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization), a notorious and dangerous terrorist organization responsible for the killing of at least 12,000 Iranians and many Iraqis. The MKO political-militant organization advocates overthrowing the Islamic Republic leadership and installing its own government. “By providing the deadliest weaponry to aggressors in the conflict in Yemen, the US is responsible for the continued catastrophe in that country resulting in the terrorizing and killing of many innocent Yemenis,” Takht-Ravanchi said at the close of his speech.US Harboring Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) Terrorists 

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US Role in Promoting Terrorism Denounced

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations slammed the United States for policies that are akin to acts of terrorism or paving the way for its growth in remarks delivered at the Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week on Friday.

“The imposition by the US of its laws and regulations with an extraterritorial impact on my country and others is, by definition, tantamount to terrorism,” Majid Takht-Ravanchi said at the session convened under the overarching theme of Strategic and Practical Challenges of Countering Terrorism in a Global Pandemic Environment, IRNA reported.

Highlighting the US maximum pressure policy against Iran, the Iranian envoy said it is designed to deliberately and indiscriminately target innocent civilians with the sole purpose of causing pain and suffering to them.

Washington imposed sweeping sanctions on Tehran in 2018 after its unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. Its so-called “maximum pressure” campaign aims to force Iranian leaders to renegotiate a new deal, but the economic impacts of the policy have directly affected the lives of ordinary people.

“These actions constitute terrorist acts and, in the broader context, economic terrorism,” Takht-Ravanchi said.

He also pointed to the US “brutal and cowardly” assassination of Iranian top commander Major General Qasem Soleimani, the champion of fighting terrorists in the region, as another obvious example of state terrorism pursued in gross violation of the fundamental principles of international law, which entails criminal culpability for its perpetrators.

Major General Soleimani and his companions were assassinated by US drones while on an official visit to neighboring Iraq in early January.

“This tragedy was a big gift to Daesh [the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group] and other terrorist groups in the region, which celebrated his assassination,” he said.

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Takht-Ravanchi said challenges facing collective and coordinated responses to terrorism mostly emanate from unilateral and coercive approaches that deny the required tools and hinder cooperation and genuine efforts in this endeavor, “hence providing a breeding ground for terrorism”.

“The [coronavirus] pandemic has even exacerbated the consequences of such a vicious approach.”

The UN envoy underlined the fact that foreign interventions and aggression in the Middle East, especially in Iraq and Syria, have also helped create the current violent extremist and terrorist groups.

In addition, he said, the excessive and disproportionate use of military force, including drones, in the name of countering terrorists has created fertile grounds for vicious cycles of violence and terrorism leading to disastrous results.

Unsubstantiated Claims

Takht-Ravanchi denied the accusations, saying it is in fact the US that is promoting terrorism not only in this region, but almost everywhere in the world. “The United States’ interventionist approach in our region has created chaos and an environment fertile for terrorism to grow,” he said. He blamed the US for harboring the MKO (the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization), a notorious and dangerous terrorist organization responsible for the killing of at least 12,000 Iranians and many Iraqis.

Takht-Ravanchi later referred to remarks by the US representative at the same event, describing them as “unsubstantiated claims” against Iran.

“It is common knowledge that Iran has been at the forefront of combating terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda and IS,” he said.

Nathan A. Sales, US State Department’s coordinator for counterterrorism, had claimed that Iran remained the “world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism”.

He accused Iran of continuing to plot attacks across the world, including a plan to assassinate an opposition figure in the Netherlands in 2017 and 2018, and a plot to bomb a political rally near Paris in 2018.

“Iran also continues to back numerous terrorist proxies around the world,” he alleged, citing deadly attacks against US and Iraqi military personnel and facilities by what he called Iran-supported terrorists in Iraq.

The American official also claimed that Iran has supplied Houthi fighters in Yemen with weapons that they have used to attack airports, energy infrastructure and other civilian facilities in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

“And Iran continues to work hand in glove with Hezbollah, a truly global terrorist threat,” Sales alleged.

Takht-Ravanchi denied the accusations, saying it is in fact the US that is promoting terrorism not only in this region, but almost everywhere in the world.

“The United States’ interventionist approach in our region has created chaos and an environment fertile for terrorism to grow,” he said.

He blamed the US for harboring the MKO (the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization), a notorious and dangerous terrorist organization responsible for the killing of at least 12,000 Iranians and many Iraqis.

The MKO political-militant organization advocates overthrowing the Islamic Republic leadership and installing its own government.

“By providing the deadliest weaponry to aggressors in the conflict in Yemen, the US is responsible for the continued catastrophe in that country resulting in the terrorizing and killing of many innocent Yemenis,” Takht-Ravanchi said at the close of his speech.

A Saudi-led coalition that supports the ousted government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has been fighting the Houthis in Yemen for about five years in a war that has brought the Arab country to the verge of famine, creating the world’s worst humanitarian crisis of the time.

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Maryam Rajavi MEK Cult Fake Journalists Philip Giraldi, Global Research, June 21 2019:… MEK, which is financially supported by Saudi Arabia, stages events in the United States in Europe where it generously pays politicians like John Bolton, Rudy Giuliani and Elaine Chao to make fifteen-minute speeches praising the organization and everything it does. Maryam Rajavi MEK Cult Fake Journalists 

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False Identities Become the New Weapon: War with Iran Promoted by Fake Journalists

By Philip Giraldi

One of the claims made about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election was that Kremlin-controlled entities were using fake identities to create dissension and confusion on social network sites. This should surprise no one, if it is true, as intelligence operatives have been using false names since Sumerian times.

The concern over fake identities no doubt comes from the deception involved, meaning that if you are dealing with a real person you at least have some handle on making as assessment of what something means and what is likely to occur. A false persona, however, can pretend to be anything and can advocate or do something without any yardstick to measure what is actually taking place. In other words, if Mike Pompeo says something you know that he is a liar and can judge his words accordingly but if it is someone otherwise unknown named Qwert Uiop you have to wonder if he or she just might be telling the truth. You might even give them the benefit of the doubt.

A prime example of a false internet persona has recently surfaced in the form of an alleged “activist” invented by the Iranian terrorist group Mojahedin e Khalq (MEK). MEK is a curious hybrid creature in any event in that it pretends to be an alternative government option for Iran even though it is despised by nearly all Iranians. At the same time, it is greatly loved by the Washington Establishment which would like to see the Mullahs deposed and replaced by something more amenable to western and Israeli worldviews.

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MEK is run like a cult by its leader Maryam Rajavi, with a number of rules that restrict and control the behavior of its members. One commentary likens membership in MEK to a modern day equivalent of slavery. The group currently operates out of a secretive, heavily guarded 84 acre compound in Albania that is covertly supported by the United States, as well as through a “political wing” front office in Paris, where it refers to itself as the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

MEK, which is financially supported by Saudi Arabia, stages events in the United States in Europe where it generously pays politicians like John Bolton, Rudy Giuliani and Elaine Chao to make fifteen-minute speeches praising the organization and everything it does. It’s paying of inside the Beltway power brokers proved so successful that it was removed from the State Department terrorist list in 2012 by Hillary Clinton even though it had killed Americans in the 1970s. MEK also finds favor in Washington because it is used by Israel as a resource for anti-Iranian terrorism acts currently, including assassinations carried out in Tehran.

MEK’s fake journalist, who has recently been exposed by The Intercept, is named Heshmat Alavi. He, or if you prefer “it,” has very successfully gained access to a considerable body of generally conservative mainstream western media, including ForbesThe Hill, the Daily Beast and The Federalist. Alavi has placed scores of articles as “an activist with a passion for human rights,” aimed at discrediting Iran and its government while also subtly praising MEK as an alternative to the current regime. His bona fides have never been questioned, even by Forbes, which placed no less than 61 articles under the name between April 2017 and April 2018. The pieces appearing allegedly by Alavi are reportedly composed at a “troll factory” as a so-called “group account” in Albania where MEK members who belong to the organization’s “political wing” toil under tight security.

Alavi’s contribution to the damning of Iran has not been insignificant. An article written by him/it that appeared in Forbes claiming that the Mullahs had been able to increase their military budget due to having money freed up by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement. The article reached the White House and reportedly helped convince the Trump Administration to withdraw from the pact.

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To supplement the Alavi propaganda effort, MEK’s Albania operation uses banks of computers manned by followers, some of whom are fluent in English, who serve as bots unleashing scores of comments supporting regime change in Iran while also directing waves of criticism against any pro-Iranian pieces that appear on social media, to include Facebook and Twitter. By one account,more than a thousand MEK supporters manage thousands of accounts on social media simultaneously. The objective of all the chatter is to convince the mostly English-speaking audience that there is a large body of Iranians who are hostile to the regime and supportive of MEK as a replacement.

While the Iranian government and MEK might well be regarded by most Americans as a far-away problem, there was considerable shock expressed even by congress and the media when it was learned shortly before The Intercept’s revelations that the United States government had been fundinga so-called Iran Disinformation Project that was employing tactics remarkably similar to those of MEK in an attempt to control the discussion over Iran policy.

 

The project, run by the State Department’s global engagement center, consisted of a trolling campaignwhich targeted online American citizens critical of the government’s Iran policy, labeling them as disloyal to the United States and tools of the Iranian government. It used, for example, the website IranDisInfo.org and the hashtag #NIACLobbies4Mullahs. Iranian-American activist and long-time State Department contractor Mariam Memarsadeghi headed the program, receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars to “relentlessly attack critics of the Iran policy on social media…accusing them of being paid operatives of the regime in Tehran.” In all, the “Iran Disinfo” operation received over $1.5 million through the Memarsadeghi contract entity the oddly named E-Collaborative for Civic Education.

The investigation of Iran Disinfo also revealed that the neoconservative Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), which has been leading the charge for war with Iran, had at least one employee working with E-Collaborative. FDD, which has been advising the Trump White House on a more aggressive policy towards Iran, has also been actively involved in the State Department effort and cross-posting material from the Disinfo campaign.

FDD has long been targeting Iran. It received $3.63 million in 2017 from Bernard Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot. Marcus is a hard-core Zionist who hates Iran and once referred to that nation as “the devil.” FDD has also received billions from Las Vegas casino mega billionaire Sheldon Adelson, the GOP’s largest individual donor, who has advocated dropping a nuclear bomb on Iran to send a message. The link between major Republican donors supporting FDD and an increase in FDD quasi-overt cooperation with the Trump Administration in demonizing Iran should not surprise anyone.

Even though the State Department operation was relatively insignificant compared to similar initiatives undertaken by Israel, the idea that an ostensibly democratic government should propagate lies to defend its own policies was definitely unsettling. Some might think that disinformation on Iran is of little importance, that it has little impact on actual policy, but they would be wrong. Bad information that is allowed to circulate freely creates its own reality. Most Americans believe that Iran actually threatens the United States, though they would be at a loss to explain exactly how that could be the case. Dubious stories that originated with Reuters about corruption in Iran have been used by Mike Pompeo to justify sanctions against the regime on humanitarian grounds, measures which have ironically hurt average Iranians disproportionately. The same story was also used in at least four books to discredit the Iranian leadership.

To be sure, the mainstream media is itself largely at fault, as it was with Heshmat Alavi, for not vetting their sources more carefully, particularly when a story is clearly providing unique information or representing a point of view that might be considered controversial. In some cases, of course, the news outlet wants the story to be perceived as true even when it knows that it is not, so it becomes an accomplice in the propaganda effort. A recent attempt to create a mechanism to establish standards by determining the reliability of online news content has, in fact, been little more than a neoconservative scheme to discredit sites that do not support the neocon point of view.

Since governments and various non-governmental constituencies now, by their own admission, are heavily into the game of providing false information and discrediting critics, most Americans will completely tune out of the process, meaning that there will be little or no measurable difference between truth and lies. One already hears complaints from all across the political spectrum that most news is fake. When one reaches the point where such skepticism becomes the consensus, both elections and democracy itself will be rendered pretty much meaningless.

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This article was originally published on American Herald Tribune.

Philip M. Giraldi is a former CIA counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer who served nineteen years overseas in Turkey, Italy, Germany, and Spain. He was the CIA Chief of Base for the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and was one of the first Americans to enter Afghanistan in December 2001. Phil is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a Washington-based advocacy group that seeks to encourage and promote a U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East that is consistent with American values and interests. He is a frequent contributor to Global Research.

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