Iranian Dissidents Convince U.S. to Drop Terror Label
New York Times / SCOTT SHANE
22-Sep-2012 (2 comments)

The Iranian opposition group that attracted that A-list of Washington backers, many of them generously compensated for speeches, learned Friday that it had achieved its goal: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has decided to remove the group, the Mujahedeen Khalq, or People’s Mujahedeen, from the State Department’s list of designated terrorist organizations.

 the National Iranian American Council, which has long feuded with the group, denounced the delisting decision, saying that it “opens the door to Congressional funding of the M.E.K. to conduct terrorist attacks in Iran” and “makes war with Iran far more likely.” The statement compared the M.E.K. to Ahmad Chalabi, the Iraqi exile who helped persuade the Bush administration to invade Iraq.

Karim Sadjadpour, an expert on Iran at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said he thought the M.E.K. was less important than either its backers or critics claimed.

They’re widely viewed as a backward and intolerant cult by their opposition peers in Iran,” he said. After the terrorist label is dropped, Mr. Sadjadpour said, “I don’t think the world really l... >>>

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Why focus only on the US's support for MEK?

by MaryamJoon on

MEK are garbage, but it is fact they are one of SEVERAL such groups the US & Israel have been sponsoring.  

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Mrs clinton, please explain

by Kooshan on

Mrs clinton, please explain something:

If a group of people live together, marry to each other, have tanks, RPG's, shut guns and mortars fo rlast 20 years, do you really think they are peaceful, violence-denouncing, freedom fighters? Or, they are opportunistic cult who are deseased psychologically and driven by hatred to inflict hard on whoever they brand as enemy?


The delisting will have overally a negative impact on democratiization of Iran. It will disunite opposition outside  (whatever unity they may have had) and unite people inside Iran. 


I think MEK is a lost card already in America's confrontation with Iran and it has no real value except venting off some steam in media domain as well as complementing whole slew of the brutal coalition of armed mercenaries in Syria who hijacked the rightful preotest of Syrians.