The MEK Verbally Attacked by Frustrated Regime Officials

The MEK Verbally Attacked by Frustrated Regime Officials

The Iranian mullahs’ regime has given up on its silence about Iran’s main opposition organization, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), and is now launching verbal attacks as the influence of the (PMOI / MEK Iran) becomes stronger, especially amongst Iran’s youth.

Ali Khamenei, the regime’s supreme leader, has already stated his concern that the (PMOI / MEK Iran) will influence the opinions of young people in Iran.

The regime’s Chief Justice, Ebrahim Raisi, has also expressed his opinion about the (PMOI / MEK Iran), saying that young Iranians do not “know the truth about the (PMOI / MEK Iran).” Young people certainly may not be aware that Raisi had been the central character who had ordered the execution of 30,000 (PMOI / MEK Iran) political prisoners in 1988.

Ali Bagheri Kani, Raisi’s advisor on Human Rights, revealed that the regime had attempted to get the E.U. to relist the (PMOI / MEK Iran) as a terrorist organization. The E.U. in fact had delisted the (PMOI / MEK Iran) back in 2009.

Bagheri said that Iran’s ambassador to one of the E.U. countries had tried to convince the E.U. that the (PMOI / MEK Iran) was a “violator” of human rights. It appears that whoever was spoken to didn’t take any notice. It seems that there was also an attempt at persuading the E.U. to relist the (PMOI / MEK Iran) as part of the 2015 international nuclear deal, but with no success. It was different ten years previously when there had been the prospect of a deal between the E.U. and Iran in which the E.U. may then have considered listing the (PMOI / MEK Iran) as a terrorist organization in turn for Iran giving up an attempt at Uranium enrichment. In fact, there had been no mention even then by the E.U. that the (PMOI / MEK Iran) had violated human rights.

The Iranian regime has not been too concerned with what Western nations regard as human rights. It has routinely sponsored terrorist attacks in the region and hostage-taking in order to increase its influence. When asked about human rights and why other nations questioned the mullahs’ record, Bagheri answered “What they call human rights, we do not accept a lot of it.

What they call human rights is in contradiction with our religious, as well as our historical and nationalistic basics. We do not accept them, and there is no reason why we should adapt our actions to their standards. We are an old nation boasting a historical civilization.” He went on to say that if Iran had wanted to observe the same rights as the West, there wouldn’t have been a revolution. “The West and the US want us to behave according to their standards, and we do not accept this,” he said.

Bagheri obviously doesn’t recall that one of the best-known supporters of human rights from antiquity was the Persian, Cyrus the Great. It was he who liberated the Jews from Babylon in 540 B.C., as well as other ethnic minorities, under the rule of the Persian Empire. In fact, Bagheri’s so-called “standards” are not those of ordinary Iranians, but the standards of the medieval mullahs’ regime.

Bagheri himself is in fact the counselor to a man who had a leading role in the slaughter of Iranian political prisoners in 1988, Ebrahim Raisi.