Scott Peterson

  • IranIran sees less threat in exiled MKO militants

    Iran sees less threat in exiled MKO militants

    "I think you would find the current President [Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad more democratic than the Mujahideen," says Mr. Abrahamian. "Even in the early 1970s, it had turned into a cult organization.... The remaining members ... will do whatever [MKO leader Massoud] Rajavi tells them." The State…

  • Mujahedin Khalq; A proxy forceWhy the US granted 'protected' status to Iranian terrorists

    Why the US granted ‘protected’ status to Iranian terrorists

    This strange twist, analysts say, underscores the divisions in Washington over US strategy in the Middle East and the war against terrorism. It's also a function of the swiftly deteriorating US-Iran dynamic, and a victory for US hawks who favor using the Mujahideen-e Khalq Organization…

  • Human Rights Abuse within Mujahedin Khalq OrganizationInside a group caught between three powers

    Inside a group caught between three powers

    The case of those holed up in Camp Ashraf, near Baghdad, remains a quirky piece of unfinished business left over from the American campaign to oust Saddam Hussein. It continues to leave a trail of broken lives...the MKO's fate is unclear. While the Iraqis want…

  • MKO former membersTEARS OF JOY

    TEARS OF JOY

    At a ceremony last week, an Iranian mother hugged her son, one of 31 returning combatants who had spent time at a military camp in Iraq....More than 250 young Iranians, from a group committed to toppling Iran's leaders(MKO), are back in Tehran..The journey of one…

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