November 22, 2017

Iranian Opposition: No Role In Plot

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – Real Time Brussels Blog The Iranian opposition group Mujahedin-e Khalq, or MEK, has forged a core of support at the heart of Europe by flying in U.S. political heavyweights for lavish conferences. In January, it was former U.S. ambassador to the UN John Bolton (and his body double), former New […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Protesters rally against Iranian leader outside UN

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK, (AP) — Former United Nations ambassador John Bolton said Thursday that the Obama administration is doing “almost nothing” to protect Iranians from the violence of their own regime — as represented at the U.N. by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Minutes before Ahmadinejad addressed the annual U.N. General Assembly, about 1,000 Iranian-Americans […]

Will U.N. Chief Ban Ki-Moon Do the Right Thing and Protect Iranian Dissidents? Each September, like clockwork, a bestiary of the world’s worst rogues and criminal heads of state arrive at the U.N. building on First Avenue to join in the organization’s opening of the 193-member United Nations General Assembly.   This season, the winner of the contest for “greatest rogue with diplomatic immunity” is, once again, Mahmoud […]

Free Iran’s freedom fighters

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Those who slander the MEK know nothing about its promise. As the first colonel to command Camp Ashraf in Iraq, where the main Iranian opposition movement, the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK) is located, I should like to think I can speak with some authority about this deeply misunderstood organization now […]

Take Iran opponent MEK off terror list

CNN Opinion Editor’s note: Louis Freeh served as director of the FBI from 1993-2001; Lord Corbett of Castle Vale heads the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom; and Rt. Hon. Lord Waddington QC is a former British home secretary and leader of the House of Lords. Freeh has received payment for travel expenses and speaking […]

Unshackle Iran’s main opposition

THE WASHINGTON TIMES Refusal to remove MEK’s terrorist designation betrays democracy With Iran reportedly making progress on its nuclear program, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has an opportunity to recognize an Iranian opposition group that is dedicated to democratic reform; has a secular, pro-Western outlook, and is most feared by the Iranian rulers. There’s […]

Secretary Clinton, it’s time to delist the PMOI

    In recent weeks a debate has flared in Washington over whether or not Secretary of State Clinton should remove Iran’s main opposition movement, the People’s Mujahidin Organisation of Iran (PMOI), from the State Department’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organisations (FTO). The subject has been receiving exceptional attention in the media as we approach […]