February 19, 2018

Washington Times: 100 Iranian-American Scholars & Experts Call for Delisting of MEK

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The US State Department Positioned on the Wrong Side of History

THE WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE  Secretary Hillary Clinton! Who’s to be held accountable for the death of my brother who was killed by Iraqi forces when they raided Ashraf in July 2009? Are you aware that we, in Camp Ashraf, are paying the price for the “goodwill gesture” the State Department made to the mullahs in labeling the MeK? We are paying the price with our bodies and souls, with the pierced hearts and blood soaked bodies of our beloved! Can you even begin to imagine how my heart was scarred when I stood before the dead body of my beloved brother and 46 other friends in Camp Ashraf? They had all trusted the U.S. government and had relinquished their weapons, as … [Read more...]

An Interview With Camp Ashraf Representative Shahriar Kia

TOP SECRET WRITERS Back in May of this year, I wrote an article about a massacre that took place at Camp Ashraf in Iraq. Camp Ashraf is the home of Iran dissidents that are currently unarmed and relatively harmless, however they have a long history of coordinating attacks against the Iran regime. Some people would call those attacks part of a long-term revolution against a terrible dictatorship, while others would call the efforts of the MEK a form of terrorism. There are even questions about the validity of historical accounts involving the involvement of the MEK in the death of soldiers and defense contractors in the 1970s, and the takeover of the U.S. embassy in 1979, where 52 … [Read more...]

Take Iran opponent MEK off terror list

CNN Opinion Editor's note: Louis Freeh served as director of the FBI from 1993-2001; Lord Corbett of Castle Vale heads the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom; and Rt. Hon. Lord Waddington QC is a former British home secretary and leader of the House of Lords. Freeh has received payment for travel expenses and speaking at conferences organized by groups that want People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran removed from the State Department's list of foreign terrorist organizations. (CNN) -- Congressional leaders and former top U.S. officials are pressing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to remove Iran's main opposition group, the People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran, … [Read more...]

President Obama; MEK Blacklisting Has Justified Murder Of My Daughter

OfficialWire.com It is exactly 5 months since my daughter Saba was murdered, along with 35 others in a massacre lead by Al-Maliki forces at the behest of Tehran. Global protest, sit-ins and campaigns are still ongoing. The bloodbath in the Camp along with tens of clandestine arrests and kidnappings of MEK families in Iran is on also ongoing, justified by the US State Department’s blacklisting of MEK. Furthermore, in July 2010, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit ordered that the State Department re-examine the decision to keep the PMOI in the FTO list. Thirteen months on, the Department’s unusual reluctance in complying with the court order is unjustified … [Read more...]

Iranian opposition group not involved in terrorism

HOUSTON CHRONICLE In recent months, the Iranian government in Tehran has waged an unprecedented misinformation campaign against its main organized opposition, the Mujahedin-e Khalq, or MEK, in order to influence the pending decision by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding the status of the group. The U.S. Court of Appeals-D.C. Circuit struck down the decision in January 2009 by the secretary to maintain the MEK on the list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) as flawed and in violation of the due process rights of the group and ordered a new review. After 14 months, there has been no decision. The court has made it very clear that unless there is substantial … [Read more...]

Ignore Iranian regime’s lies on opposition group

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER  While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton edges closer to deciding to remove the Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedeen e Khalq (MEK), from a U.S. list of banned organizations, the international media has been awash with Iranian regime propaganda attempting to demonize the group. In an attempt to counteract this tendentious public relations campaign, the group's supporters, including senior figures in U.S., British, and European political circles, have waged their own media campaign to counter the Iranian propaganda. Indeed, a recent independent assessment by a former senior State Department official debunked virtually all of the stale allegations that … [Read more...]

US Rally Calls for Protection of Iranian dissidents

 THE HUFFINGTON POST In an effort to prevent a humanitarian disaster, thousands of Iranians held a rally outside the US State Department to call for the protection of 3,400 Iranians resident in Camp Ashraf, Iraq and an end to the US ban on Iran's largest opposition group, the Mujahedeen e Khalq (MEK). The issues are intertwined, because the residents of Camp Ashraf are supporters and members of the MEK. The rally was addressed by US politicians and former national security officials who called on Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to listen to the thousands of Iranians gathered and end the US ban on the MEK. Their call was made not only because an end to the ban would allow the Camp … [Read more...]

Clinton should de-list MEK as terrorist group

THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams. These words by one of the U.S. founding fathers should be the only criteria for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she reviews whether to remove the main Iranian resistance movement, Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK,) from the State Department’s terror list. As Americans, Southern Californians should care about this because America’s greatness, first and foremost, stems from its values and principles. Our values inspired many nations to stand up against tyranny and to challenge the … [Read more...]

Iranian Media: How to Tell a Lie – A Big Lie?

StopFundamentalism.com   The presence of a crowd of thousands of Iranian exiles in front of the State Department in Washington, calling on the Secretary of State Clinton to remove the main Iranian opposition movement, Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), from the U.S. terror list, has certainly drawn considerable media attention during the past few days.  But one article, coming from a peculiar Iranian daily can be considered as a satire piece rather than a news article. The Iranian daily, Keyhan reported on 29 August that only 25 showed up at the said demonstration siding with those in Washington who say MEK has no popular support! Iranian media are known worldwide to not have any credibility for … [Read more...]