IT ALSO SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THIS GROUP SUPPORTED SADDAM HUSSEIN DURING THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR AND PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN THE VIOLENT CRACKDOWN ON THE CIVILIAN UPRISING IN THE EARLY 90S WHILE LIVING IN IRAQ AS A PRIVATE MILITIA FOR SADDAM HUSSEIN.
The Israeli regime and the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) have been in cahoots in making false allegations against Iran's nuclear energy program, a historian tells Press TV.
Since the beginning of nuclear negotiations last autumn, a wave of government representatives and businesses have visited Iran from all over the globe, not just Western countries, keen to do business. These changes are characterized in the opening paragraph of an article in the Washington Post on May 28: "For the first time in decades, businesspeople from the United States are visiting Iran in significant numbers, exploring the possibility of future partnerships as Iranian and American entrepreneurs begin to envision a reopening of long-closed commercial channels."
To accept the Mujahedin al-Khalq as a moderate organization is analytically shallow given the group's record of behavior, its dishonesty in its written work, its past targeting of Americans, and the fact that its rhetoric about democracy does not match its practice.
The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department now say people with links to terrorists or terrorist groups are no longer automatically banned from entering the United States.
To answer a question on the support for the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (the MKO) and its terror acts by the British Government, Jack Straw said that when in 2009 he was the UK Justice Minister, he passed legislation based on which the MKO was outlawed in Britain and was considered a terrorist entity.
Last week while the outlines of a historic interim deal were being hashed out between the P5+1 nations and Iran, a last ditch effort to derail diplomacy and garner support for regime change in the Islamic Republic took place on Capitol Hill organized by the People's Mujahedin of Iran, also known as the the MEK. VOR's Sean Nevins writes about the event, as well as his one-on-one interview with former Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, and a discussion with the MEK's political arm
"Material Support" didn't seem to apply to scores of current and former U.S. politicians that advocated for and got paid to speak on behalf of the Iranian dissident group Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), which was on the State Department's list of terrorist organizations until September 2012.
This is what the MKO fears the most: A normal US - Iran relation which is more likely after the election of an Iranian moderate president. To stop such a "night mare" taking place, the MKO's propaganda beats harder on war drums trying to portray Dr. Hassan Rouhani as what they call "theocrat".
I don't accept it, but I understand the warped logic that says that Americans should support the MEK because it hates the current Iranian government. But even obsessive Iran hawks have to recognize that siding with a group reviled in Iran for its role in the Iran-Iraq war is doomed to fail.
According to the results of Kasparov's survey, Maryam Rajavi won less than 1 percent of the votes, despite the MKO's active propaganda in the web. The result was not surprising as it was previously widely reported that the MKO does not enjoy the support of the Iranians but it once more proves the MKO's lack of credibility among Iranians.
Rubin also made a reference to Alymkoulova's dairy about her trip to MKO's rally in Villepinte and wrote, "It seems that the MKO leaders must now not only pay speakers to sing their praises at their rallies, but also the audience members."
I remember a young girl asking me what the buildings in Iran were built of. I said, "I can't understand what you mean?!" She said," I mean the buildings there, are like Ashraf made of Conex (Bengals) or they are built of something else?"This was really surprising! It recalled you of the Seven Sleepers!
June signifies another dishonorable date in MKO's history too. Following the arrest of Maryam Rajavi by French Police in her base in the Parisian suburb Auver Sur d'Oise MKO leaders made members commit suicide as an act of complaint. Some members of the group set themselves on fire in European cities.
June 20, actually signifies the start of MKO's political isolation because their armed act against their own people while they were under the protection of their enemy Saddam Hussein was condemned as a treason by Iranians.
June is the month of significant dates in Mujahedin Khalq Organization's history. The most important one is June 20th, 1981 when MKO's coup d'état against Islamic Republic failed. According to MKO's propaganda June 20 signifies the day the group declared armed struggle against Islamic government.
"I can't believe the U.S. government is going to be particularly excited about working with them ... because in the U.S. government, I would hope there would be people who would understand that this is not where the political future of Iran lies," said Patrick Clawson, director of research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Masood Ragavi cannot realize what the origin of this negative feeling is. He is kind of dramatized human being living in a shock. He has always been involved in this shock and cannot get out of it. He is looking for the origin of this shock. He is seriously busy with himself.
We were resettled in female base. In a meeting that was held immediately after the relocation, the officials told us:"Now that sisters are apart from brothers, there is the risk that you pamper yourself and leave your values." (!!) Therefore severe and harsh treating became more than the time we were resided together with male members...