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  • Mujahedin Khalq; A proxy forceAccused in ’70s of U.S. military slayings, Iran group has friends in Trump’s circle

    Accused in ’70s of U.S. military slayings, Iran group has friends in Trump’s circle

    Two of the officials said to be under consideration for secretary of state, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, traveled to Europe to speak to followers of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq aka MEK/PMOI/MKO, or the People’s Mujahedin…

  • Camp AshrafMEK group in Iraq agrees to quit Camp Ashraf

    MEK group in Iraq agrees to quit Camp Ashraf

    The first 400 of the more than 3,000 members of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran - which Iraq earlier this year had threatened with mass expulsion - are ready "as a goodwill gesture" to transfer with their movable property and vehicles "at the first opportunity"…

  • Camp AshrafMEK;Iranian dissidents in Iraq seek refugee status in ‘positive step’

    MEK;Iranian dissidents in Iraq seek refugee status in ‘positive step’

    Although UNHCR won’t require the dissidents to disassociate from the group, it said in a recent statement that refugee status could be granted only to individuals and not to the group as a whole. In effect, the MEK aka MKO/PMOI, as its known by its…

  • Camp AshrafIranian dissidents in Iraq want refuge in 3rd country

    Iranian dissidents in Iraq want refuge in 3rd country

    Ambassador James Jeffrey said Saturday that the U.S. was working with the United Nations to move the 3,000-plus Iranians "to a place that is a bit safer, a bit further from Iran," but they would have to disband and allow themselves to be registered as…

  • USAU.S. congressional delegation sets off political bomb in Iraq

    U.S. congressional delegation sets off political bomb in Iraq

    After Rohrabacher later announced his investigation to the media, al-Maliki, who’s currently acting minister of defense as well as commander in chief, apparently hit the roof. ..The U.S. Embassy issued a statement explaining that Congress is a separate branch of government whose members often disagree…

  • Camp AshrafUS seeks to keep Mojahedin Khalq in Iraq

    US seeks to keep Mojahedin Khalq in Iraq

    The U.S. declared the MEK/MKO/PMOI a terrorist organization in 1997, citing a series of attacks in Tehran.When the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003 it disarmed the group, seizing thousands of weapons from Camp Ashraf. The residents lived an almost monastic life, separated by sex and…

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