November 20, 2017

Top US Security Officials Write Open Letter to President Obama: Delist MEK Now, Protect Camp Ashraf

FoxNews Fox News: More than a dozen of countries top security officials wrote an open letter to President Obama last week in the New York Times about a group they say has been falsely designated as terrorist. Former Secretary of Homeland Security,TomRidge, and former Attorney General, Michael Mukasey, were two of the authors of the letter who have joined us now to explain this. Gentlemen, this is an interesting group of leaders that came together to write a letter. They were Republican like yourself, along with Rudy Giuliani plus Democrats like Howard Dean and Governor Ed Rendel ... What was so important that you all wanted to write to President Obama? Mukasey: This group was … [Read more...]

Bi-Partisan Members of Congress Deplore 450-Day Delay by State Department in Completing Court-Mandated Review of MEK Designation

PRNewswire WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In a Congressional briefing on Wednesday, several Members of Congress deplored the State Department's unjustified 450-day delay in completing the Court-mandated review of the designation of Iran's main opposition, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), according to California Society for Democratic Iran. The briefing, moderated by Dr. Allan Gerson, former Chief Counsel to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations and Deputy Assistant Attorney General (for Office of the Legal Counsel), featured Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, John … [Read more...]

Ending hypocrisy of terrorist designation

THE WASHINGTON TIMES Friends are branded as enemies while real enemies are appeased As two current high-profile cases demonstrate, the U.S. government’s practice of listing “foreign terrorist organizations” (FTOs) has become an increasingly dangerous and hollow political exercise rather than a sober assessment of the real threats to America. Last month, Afghanistan’s ruthless Haqqani Network reportedly staged a brazen attack against the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. The Haqqanis, who conduct grisly terrorist attacks on hotels, embassies and other targets to advance their agenda to become power brokers in a future political settlement, reportedly are responsible for hundreds of American … [Read more...]

Tehran’s Foes, Unfairly Maligned

THE NEW YORK TIMES Washington - As the United States tries to halt Iran’s nuclear program and prepares to withdraw troops from Iraq, American voters should ask why the Obama administration has bent to the will of Tehran’s mullahs and their Iraqi allies on a key issue: the fate of 3,400 unarmed members of the exiled Iranian opposition group, Mujahedeen Khalq, who are living in Camp Ashraf, north of Baghdad. The government of Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, a Shiite Muslim, has brazenly murdered members of the Mujahedeen Khalq. Mr. Maliki justifies his attacks by noting that the group is on the United States’ official list of foreign terrorist organizations. In April, Iraqi … [Read more...]

New York Times: Delist MEK (PMOI) Now, Protect Camp Ashraf

(Click on the image for the PDF version of the letter)   … [Read more...]

Taking Iranian Opposition Group Off U.S. Terror List

THE NEW YORK TIMES It is a valid observation that a majority of Iraqis, including Shiites, hate the Iranian regime (“Vacuum Is Feared as U.S. Quits Iraq, but Iran’s Deep Influence May Not Fill It,” news article, Oct. 9). Yet Tehran, worried about the consequences of the Arab Spring and faced with a growing domestic crisis and isolation, still seeks to manipulate Iraq by controlling its security apparatus and supporting paramilitary groups. Under the circumstances, the regime and the pro-engagement crowd are paranoid over the likelihood of the removal of the principal Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedeen Khalq, or MEK, from the State Department’s Foreign Terrorist Organizations … [Read more...]

Washington Times: 42 Prominent Iranian Personalities Call for the Delisting of the PMOI/MEK

Condemn Smear Campaign against Iranian Opposition (Click on the image for the PDF version of the letter)   … [Read more...]

Why Tehran Cannot Stop Nuclear Enrichment

 OfficialWire.com Iran has posed the most serious nuclear challenge to the international community, and experts believe that it is only steps away from getting the nuclear weapons capability. Yet, international efforts have to date failed to stop the mullahs and evidence shows that they are carrying out secret work to further enrich uranium. It is also too clear that Tehran does not need nuclear energy. Iran is the second-largest crude producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) after Saudi Arabia. The country’s Deputy Oil Minister Ahmad Qalebani said that Iran's oil reserves has reached 155 billion barrels following the recent discovery of new onshore oil and … [Read more...]

Tehran’s Slick Way of Demonizing its Opponents

INTELLECTUAL CONSERVATIVE Barbara Slavin, who has been highly critical of the Iranian opposition organization MEK, has an awfully cozy relationship with the Iranian government. Barbara Slavin is proud to have maintained a close relationship with Iranian officials. In fact, one reason she has a claim on being an Iran expert is her “access” to such officials. Anyone with remote familiarity with the ruling theocracy in Iran knows that the high-ranking officials in national security and foreign affairs have previously held positions in the intelligence services and the Revolutionary Guards Corps. Barbara Slavin, as an “Iran expert,” knows well that the transition from the intelligence … [Read more...]

It could be another Srebrenica if MeK is not delisted

StopFundamentalism.com According to the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei, the Iranian people don't want democracy of the Western kind.   They want Sharia law.   I know who would agree with him:  the taxi driver who, a few weeks ago, drove me from the Iranian resistance demonstration outside the State Department in Washington D. C.   "Iran is a free country," he said.   "The mullahs are good.   I've lived in Iran so I know."   When was that, I asked.   "In the Shah's time."   When the Shah died the Iranian people may have had reason to hope the mullahs would free them, but they were quickly disappointed, and there has been no improvement since.   To give just one example, … [Read more...]