Josh Rogin

  • Mujahedin Khalq; A proxy forceRos-Lehtinen defends MEK as State Dept anger grows

    Ros-Lehtinen defends MEK as State Dept anger grows

    The MEK aka MKO/PMOI seems to believe it can keep control of Camp Ashraf, its longtime compound near the Iran-Iraq border, and Clinton will still be under pressure to delist the group, this official said. "What bothers all of us working for a peaceful solution…

  • UNU.N. Iraq chief: The countries of the world must take MEK refugees

    U.N. Iraq chief: The countries of the world must take MEK refugees

    The U.N. held a resettlement conference on March 27 in Geneva and the response was "not overwhelming, to say the least," Kobler said...Part of the difficulty of dealing with the MEK group members at Camp Ashraf is that they have been cut off from the…

  • Mujahedin Khalq; A proxy forceAre the MEK’s U.S. friends its worst enemies?

    Are the MEK’s U.S. friends its worst enemies?

    However, according to an Obama administration official who works on the issue, it's actually the MEK aka MKO/PMOI that is trashing Camp Liberty -- literally. According to this official, the U.N. has reported that MEK members at Camp Liberty have been sabotaging the camp, littering…

  • Expulsion from IraqIs TTL really a 'concentration camp' for the MEK?

    Is TTL really a ‘concentration camp’ for the MEK?

    Clinton didn't comment on the "concentration camp" charge and simply emphasized that the U.S. was working hard to safely relocate the MEK to Temporary Transit Location, keep the Iraqi government from harassing the MEK, and ensure that the U.N. monitors the camp and provides help…

  • Mujahedin Khalq OrganizationFormer U.S. base opened to MEK terrorist group

    Former U.S. base opened to MEK terrorist group

    "The residents of Camp Ashraf must make the decision to start this relocation process. Camp Ashraf is no longer a viable home for them. They have no secure future there," said Fried...Fried urged the MEK aka MKO/PMOI to make the decision to move to Camp…

  • Camp AshrafState Department scrambling to move the MEK

    State Department scrambling to move the MEK

    Nobody knows how many people are in Camp Ashraf, because nobody can go inside. The residents are also suspected to be well armed. There could be as many as 3,200 people there, according to the State Department. If they are evicted from the camp, some…

  • Mujahedin Khalq OrganizationThe MEK is the new Code Pink

    The MEK is the new Code Pink

    The MEK, whose ideology fuses Islam and Marxism, was formed in Iran in 1965. It allied itself with Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and fought against the Shah and his Western backers during the Iranian Revolution. After falling out of favor with Khomeini, the group was given…

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