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Jessica Schulberg

Why Congress Is Embracing Former Iranian Terrorists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. continues to grapple with the threat of the Islamic State group, Republicans in Congress have argued that Iran should be a h...

Iraq's Maliki in D.C.: Take Down the Welcome Sign

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

No matter what transpires in the Oval Office, Maliki will waltz out of that meeting boasting in Arabic to his Shiite followers that he is Washington's preferred leader. That spin must not go unchallenged by the White House.

Maliki's Massacre of Pro-US Iranian Prisoners

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

One would have thought that Iraq's Prime Minister Maliki's government had enough on its hands, what with a calamitous escalation of sectarian strife harkening back to the worst days of Iraq's bloody and traumatic post-Saddam days. I was wrong.

I Don't Trust The MEK. But Here's Why Delisting Was The Right Decision.

Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Christina Wilkie

I've been reporting on the MEK for The Huffington Post since last summer, and members of the group have threatened my house and hacked my email. Still, I believe the State Department's decision Friday to remove the MEK from the list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations was a good one.

Camp "Liberty": A Cruel Hoax?

Allan Gerson | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
Allan Gerson

If Camp Liberty turns out to be a hoax for the inhabitants of Camp Ashraf, there is no reason for anyone ever to believe that the United States will stand up to Iran.

A "Mass Murderer" Invited to the White House

Abbas Rezai | Posted 02.11.2012 | World
Abbas Rezai

The disputable meeting between Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and President Obama will be held today in the White House. Mr. Maliki will be accompanied by Hadi Ameri, a government minister who has been the Commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards 9th Badr corps.

A US Pledge of Protection: What Is It Worth?

Allan Gerson | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Allan Gerson

We are at the eleventh hour. All concerned, and especially the United States, must put press now to assure that the Dec. 31 deadline for the closure of Camp Ashraf is not implemented.

Christina Wilkie

Dozens Of Former U.S. Officials Make Millions Advocating For Terrorist Organization

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ornate ballroom of the Willard Hotel buzzed with activity on a Saturday morning in July. Crowded together on the stage sat a cadre ...

Iranian Regime's Apologists Jeopardize Fate of Camp Ashraf Residents

Hajar Mojtahedzadeh | Posted 09.24.2011 | World
Hajar Mojtahedzadeh

Since when does being unpopular warrant a spot on the Foreign Terrorist Organization list? The MEK cannot be maintained on the list because it does not meet the State Department's statutory criteria of being engaged in terrorism.

Why Delisting the MEK Threatens Iran's Democracy Movement

Jamal Abdi | Posted 09.20.2011 | World
Jamal Abdi

The unprecedented campaign in Washington to remove the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) from the U.S. list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations represents a critical threat to Iran's indigenous democratic movement.

The Real Face of Realpolitik: Camp Ashraf and the U.S. FTO

Hajar Mojtahedzadeh | Posted 09.07.2011 | World
Hajar Mojtahedzadeh

For those of us who remain oceans and continents away from our loved ones, we are forced to live with the fact that our family members at Camp Ashraf are being used as human bargaining chips, mere pawns in the global game of Realpolitik.

Iranian Women Lead the Persian Spring

Soona Samsami | Posted 08.10.2011 | World
Soona Samsami

The mullahs need to watch out; as the Arab Spring is advancing, the Persian Spring -- this one led by Iranian women -- will soon sweep the Ayatollahs from power.

Enabling the Persian Spring

Ali Safavi | Posted 08.07.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

In addition to pressuring the regime through sanctions and offering moral support to the Iranian people's legitimate demands, the US should follow a two-pronged approach in dealing with the opposition.

Time to Act on Iran Regime

Ali Safavi | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

The Iranian regime's nuclear aggression, suppression at home and terrorist support abroad are outracing US policy.

Reality Check: The MEK and the Guardian's Credibility Gap

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

An article published by The Guardian on the principal Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq, is jam-packed with first-grade logical blunders and topped with dubious historical analogies.

Spain's Courage: Holding Iraq Accountable

Allan Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

Thank goodness someone has shown humanitarian concern about the plight of 3,400 Iranians in Camp Ashraf, Iraq. In the face of Iraq's unwillingness to shoulder its international responsibilities, Spain has stepped up to the challenge.

The West's Monologue With Tehran

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

To avoid seeing the world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism equipped with the world's deadliest weapon, Washington and her allies need to rectify past policy mistakes and stand with the Iranian people for democratic change.

WikiLeaks Disclosures and the Historic Opportunity on Iran

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

Appeasing a medieval theocracy in Iran will only translate into a devastated Iraq controlled by a nuclear-armed Iranian regime. Silence is no longer an option.

When Governments Fail to Disclose Material Facts

Allan Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allan Gerson

The latest Wikileaks document dump reveals that countless American citizens and their representatives in Congress acquiesced to "engagement" with Iran on false premises.

Reality Check: Who Are the Factual Journalists?

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

In "Who are the Terrorists," Kenneth Timmerman rehashes absurd tabloid allegations against the main Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq.

Our Enemy's Enemy Is Our Enemy? The Strange Case of the U.S.-MEK Relationship

Allan Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

The enemy of our enemy should be our friend, but the U.S. State Department persists in keeping the the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, the largest Iranian anti-mullah organization, on the List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.

Reality Check: Mujahedin-e Khalq, Kurds and Shiites in Iraq

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

Had there been any evidence of the MEK's collusion with the former Iraqi government on any issue, let alone suppressing the Kurds or the Shiites, it would have surfaced in the seven years since the invasion of Iraq.

Iran: Abdicating U.S. Moral Responsibility

Allan Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

If we are forced by Iran's realization of its nuclear ambitions to take military action against Iran at a time not of our choosing, we will have no one to blame but ourselves.

Specter of Forced Repatriation

Allan Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

The hunger strike of more than two dozen Iranian-Americans came to a close Thursday with the news that 36 Iranian dissidents forcibly taken by Iraqi forces had been allowed to return to their enclave north of Baghdad.

Iranian Dissidents Abroad At Risk Of Having Nowhere To Go

Economist | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"IT WAS one of the strangest places I'd ever seen," says one of the few Farsi-speaking Westerners to have spent weeks in Camp Ashraf, 65km (40 miles) ...