February 19, 2018

A Rally Never Seen At U.S. State Department

OfficialWire.com In an unprecedented political move, thousands of Iranian expatriates supporting the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) movement converged on the State Department on Friday, August 26, to join voices with former U.S. Congressmen and senior officials to call the U.S. Government to take the MEK off its list of foreign terrorist organizations (FTO). Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) addressed the rally in front of the State Department headquarters. The event also featured speeches by former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA), former FBI Director Louis Freeh, former CIA Deputy Director of Clandestine Operations John Sano. It might have been the first time in the history of the State … [Read more...]

Truth will trump fiction in Iran opposition case

SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS On August 13, 2011, an article written by Elizabeth Rubin appeared in NYT's Sunday review. The highly biased article which lacks the slightest notion of neutral reporting cites allegations emanating from Iran’s rulers against their main opposition, Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK/PMOI). As the US Department of State is due to review its decision on FTO designation of MEK, the Iranian regime and its lobbyists have been hard at work to influence Secretary Hillary Clinton's decision. Elizabeth Rubin's allegations against MEK are a duplication of what has filled websites and media known to be affiliated with the Iranian regime for the past 10 years. The article, which repeats … [Read more...]

MEK FTO List Has Put Innocent Lives At Risk

OfficialWire.com My name is Hanif Hosseindost born in 1980 in Rasht in northern Iran.  All my family members are in Camp Ashraf.    I was active in the student protests during Khatami’s presidential period in 1382.  In the universities, these protests ended in clashes between protesters and the Revolutionary Guards ( Pasdaran).  I was arrested and taken to the notorious Evin prison.  After months of psychological torture and interrogation, I was transferred to section 209.   From my early ages, I was always harassed and intimidated by Mullahs’ thugs, because I had relatives in Camp Ashraf.  After my arrest, monthly meetings were organized for my wife and I, to force us join a smear … [Read more...]

Obama’s Iran Appeasement Syndrome

TOWNHALL.COM Calling President Obama’s approach toward Iran “bad policy” is like calling a rotten egg a failed omelet. The Iranian regime is an avowed enemy of the US and the West by virtue of its stated goals and its violent actions. The Iranian government’s visceral, unmitigated hatred of the United States and its hostile intentions are manifest in every speech by President Ahmadinejad and every edict from the mullahs of the ruling Islamic High Council. No American should doubt that Iran is at war with the US and the West and will escalate its hostilities as new weapons and new resources become available. None of this is new or controversial among people who have followed Iran’s … [Read more...]

Thousands of Iranians Rally in Washington, Urge delisting of MEK

StopFundamentalism.com I was among thousands of Iranian-Americans from 41 states across the country who took part in a huge rally and march outside the State Department last Friday, urging Secretary Clinton to act swiftly and delist the principal Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK). Several senior former US Government officials also spoke at the rally, including Governor Ed Rendell; Rep. Patrick Kennedy; FBI Director Louis Freeh; CIA Deputy Director for Covert Operations, John Sano; and Col. Wesley Martin, chief of counterterrorism for the Coalition forces in Iraq and commandant of Camp Ashraf in 2006.  Aware that if the Secretary of State were to base … [Read more...]

UN envoy disputes Iraq’s PM on Iranian exiles

ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD (AP) — The departing head of the U.N. mission in Iraq on Monday bluntly disputed Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's account of their farewell meeting, saying he did not embrace the government's efforts to deport a group of Iranian exiles by the end of the year. The public disavowal was rare for the U.N. office in Baghdad, which goes to great lengths to avoid engaging in political disputes. At issue is a group of several thousand Iranian exiles who live at the remote Camp Ashraf in Iraq's eastern Diyala province. The Ashraf residents were formally allied with Iraq's Saddam Hussein in resisting Tehran's clerical regime, and have been a thorn in al-Maliki's side … [Read more...]

Iranian Dissidents Gather High-profile Support

THE WASHINGTON POST Politicians, former national security officials and thousands of others gathered outside the State Department on Friday to call for the removal of the Mujahedin-e Khalk, an Iranian opposition group, from the list of foreign terrorist organizations.   Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” blasted from large speakers and doves and clouds of confetti flew into the air as former congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.) introduced the group’s leader, Maryam Rajavi, to speak by video link from Paris. “I salute your protest and gathering, which symbolizes an uprising for the freedom of the Iranian people,” said Rajavi, speaking in Farsi. The controversial group, usually called … [Read more...]

Protesters hope to end terrorist label for Iranian group

THE MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS WASHINGTON — Thousands of supporters of Iran's leading opposition group rallied outside the State Department on Friday, calling on the agency to take the group off its list of terrorist organizations.   Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and several other politicians addressed the mostly Iranian-American crowd, which gathered at midmorning in support of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran, commonly referred to by the initials of its Farsi name, MEK. The State Department has classified the MEK as a terrorist organization since 1997, citing its alleged involvement in multiple assassinations of Americans in the 1970s and the 1979 takeover of the American Embassy in … [Read more...]

Thousands Demonstrate Outside the State Department, Calling For MEK Delisting

[oqeygallery id=1] WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning, thousands of Iranians from 41 states across the U.S. staged a huge and colorful rally outside the State Department urging the immediate delisting of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK), Iran's main opposition movement. They also called for ensuring protection of MEK members in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, according to Human Rights and Democracy International. The ensuing march stretched several blocks around the State Department. The police were very cooperative by blocking the lanes for the peaceful marchers. Among the participants were more than 100 university professors, eminent scholars and physicians from … [Read more...]

DC Rally Draws Thousands Calling for MEK Delisting

WASHINGTON, DC - Thousands of Iranian-Americans from 41 states took part in a huge rally outside the State Department on August 26, 2011, urging Secretary Clinton to act swiftly and remove the principal Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) from the State Department’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations. … [Read more...]