Who benefits from keeping MEK in the FTO list?

Kambiz Assai 01 August 2011

Kambiz Assai:

The MEK/PMOI (Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization) the prime opposition to the Iran regime, has been kept in the US State Department’s Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) list for more than a decade now.

This is a subject that has been much debated recently in many hearings in the US House of Representatives. It is thus, certainly worth to know who benefits and who loses from keeping the MEK in the FTO list.

What is crystal clear is that the Iran government is following and lobbying the matter with all that it has. It seems that Iran mullahs simply cannot afford to have the MEK removed from the FTO.

The fact is that the despotic rulers of Iran are right to be fearful. They have seen the massive demonstrations in the streets of Iranian cities nationwide two years ago, as well as the events sweeping through Libya and Syria. The mullahs want to protect themselves from a similar upcoming destiny.

Iran regime’s lobbies worried about MEK delisting in US

Reza Fard 01 August 2011

 Reza Fard

Simultaneous with state-run media in Iran and officials of the clerical regime, the lobbies of the Iranian regime have stepped up their activities to discredit the organized opposition to the Iranian regime, Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization of Iran (MEK or PMOI).

It appears that they are worried about imminent removal of the unjust terror label against the MEK following the ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and flood of support for the MEK by former ranking officials in the United States.

It's a humanitarian catastrophe in the making, make no mistake

Amar Mahdi 01 August 2011

Amar Mahdi

The three thousand four hundred Iranian exiles - the disarmed Mujahidin-e Khalq Organisation of Iran - living at Camp Ashraf in north east Iraq close to the Iranian border face further harassment and slaughter with a US proposal to relocate them deeper inside the. The Iraqi government has already made plain its intention to shut the camp down by the end of the year. 

Iraq has been a hostile landlord. On 8 April 2011, in their latest attack on Ashraf, Iraqi troops stormed the camp, an attack that left 36 people dead and was allegedly ordered by Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on behalf of the Iranian regime, which would dearly love to rid the world of these dissidents. 

A Candle in the Dark

Siavosh Rajizade 30 July 2011

IRANNTV - www.iranntv.comSiavosh Rajizade:

Saturday 23th and Sunday 24th of July were designated as "Hamyari Days" (supporting days) with Simay-e Azadi (The Vision of Freedom) or Iran National Television (INTV) which is a banded opposition satellite channel in Iran. It was the 12th "hamyari" but because of extensive calls from Iranians across the world, the program has been extended and the producers cannot set an end.

I have heard the most elegant words. I have seen the most beautiful tears, smiles and the most amazing sacrifices. And truly, I see the burning thirst of a nation who wants to live free and get released of an evil regime of the Mullahs in Tehran. The callers say that this voice must not get silenced, because it is the voice of the Iranian people and the people in Camp Ashraf. Since Saturday, it has been more than four days now that the Iranian people are helping INTV financially with all they have so that it can continue its programs and stay their voice.

Who Set Iran’s Washington Lobbyist on Fire?

Nima Sharif 22 July 2011

Ten of thousands of Iranians gather in Paris on June 18 in support of resistance

Nima Sharif:

Peculiar things happen in Washington.  But one that is most bizarre is an Iranian lobby group which has now turned green, that is merely going bananas over the possibility of Washington delisting the main Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (Mek/PMOI).

For years, the lobby group known as NIAC has promoted ways and means of just how to “get along” with the Ayatollahs regime in Iran.  First it was Rafsanjani, Iran’s former president, who was the most moderate man in the world, and then it turned out that Khatami was even more moderate.  And after Khatami, surprise, there came Ahmadinejad who was just the man that America could sit and talk to.

And now NIAC is banging its head against the walls in the Hill to press American policy makers that they should at any price continue the policy to appease the terrorist mullah’s ruling in Iran and instead of pressuring Iran, suppress its legitimate opposition movement in exile.  That way democracy will prevail and Iran’s “indigenous democratic movement”,   led by individuals who have held high offices during the past 30 years of brutal rule of clerical regime will succeed.  

Tehran’s Favorite “Lobbyist”

Ali Asghar Tasslimi 16 July 2011

Ali Asghar Tasslimi:

The infamous Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels’s has a well-known saying: “If you tell a lie big enough and repeat it often enough, and the whole world will believe it.”

Trita Parsi’s preposterous and naive attempt to besmirch the reputation of the main Iranian opposition Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) as a “terrorist” group smacks of pure desperation to lay lie upon lie in order to build a metaphorical dam against a growing tide of support for the MEK in Washington and around the world.

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