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Mujahedin E Khalq

From Iran to Nice, We Must Confront All Terrorism to End Terrorism

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 07.21.2016 | Home
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

The Nice truck slaughter -- indeed the slaughtering by ISIS in general -- and the MEK's killing of thousands of Iranians are both worthy of our attention and condemnation

Iran's Writing on the Wall: Ethnic Minorities and Others Assert Themselves

James Dorsey | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
James Dorsey

Recent months have witnessed a series of unrelated, nationwide protests in Iran by teachers demanding salary hikes as well as ethnic groups decrying government abuse and calling for greater rights.

Jessica Schulberg

Why Congress Is Embracing Former Iranian Terrorists | 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...

Christina Wilkie

Kerry Gets Pressed To Grant Asylum To Former Terrorist Group MEK | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In what has become an all-too-familiar sight on Capitol Hill, at least a half-dozen members of the exiled Iranian group Mujahedin-e Khal...

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.

Awkward: WH Adviser Took Speaking Fees From Group With Ties To Iran

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

Last week, the White House and the Treasury both took steps intended to have a chilling effect on parties with business ties to Iran. Now, it's come t...

New Details Emerge On Covert War Against Iran

Nico Pitney | Posted 04.11.2012 | Home

On Tuesday, Iran's state media declared that government authorities had arrested a group of Israel-backed "mercenaries" who were planning to carry out...

Money vs. Facts: The Mujahedin-e Khalq Is a Terrorist Organization

Reza Marashi | Posted 05.15.2012 | Home
Reza Marashi

I can no longer remain silent. We are fast approaching a point of no return regarding the MEK's terrorist designation, and my government is running the risk of making a disastrous mistake.

Christina Wilkie

Ex-Governor Probed For Taking Terror Group Speaker Fees | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell acknowledged this week that the Treasury Department is investigating payments he accepted to speak i...

Mujahedin Machine vs. The Iranian-American Community

Trita Parsi | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Trita Parsi

The MEK's desperation is showing through. They no longer pretend to be disconnected from their campaigns against other Iranian Americans. Their attacks are posted on their own websites, and the attackers openly declare their dedication and loyalty to the MEK.

Christina Wilkie

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

Why Delisting the MEK Threatens Iran's Democracy Movement

Jamal Abdi | Posted 09.20.2011 | Home
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 | Home
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.

Enabling the Persian Spring

Ali Safavi | Posted 08.07.2011 | Home
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 | Home
Ali Safavi

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

The West's Monologue With Tehran

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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 | Home
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.

Reality Check: Who Are the Factual Journalists?

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ali Safavi

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

Biased Journalism in The Guardian

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ali Safavi

The Guardian recently took out the red pen and brazenly changed the wording in a piece regarding the MEK to say: "a guerrilla Sunni-Marxist movement" -- a label used by the regime to disparage the organization in the public eye.

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

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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.

Reality Check: Understanding the Politics Behind the MEK's Terrorist Designation

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ali Safavi

The Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) has figured prominently in policy equations between Tehran and Washington since at least 1985. As recently as June 20...

Iran: People's Vitality, Regime's Paleness

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ali Safavi

Despite a flurry of threats and a hodgepodge of suppressive measures arranged by flustered authorities, Iranians, led by youths, came out in force in defiance of the regime and its Supreme Leader.

Iran's Uprising Prospects After February 11: Escalation or Decline?

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ali Safavi

The Iranian uprising has ascended and, regardless of crackdown, it will not decline. Rather, it will guide future developments along the lines of toppling the clerical regime and establishing democracy in Iran.

Reality Check: Understanding the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK)

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ali Safavi

The Mujahedin-e Khalq's, as the first democratic Muslim organization in contemporary Iran, has emerged historically as the antithesis to the fundamentalist and extremist ideology haunting the Middle East.