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U.S. financially supports Iranian opposition

The U.S. daily Washington Prism has reported that the United States is officially funding terrorist organizations opposed to the government in Iran.

Reese Elrich of the Washington Prism and author of the book “Target Iraq”, who recently visited Iran and the Kurdish regions in northern Iraq, reports on the U.S. government’s financial support for armed groups.

Elrich who visited Iran for the presidential elections with Hollywood actor Sean Penn, says Washington’s support is primarily focused on media propaganda.

In response to questions on whether the support is strictly limited to media or includes other activities such as military, he said; “Intelligence agencies in the U.S. also sponsor secret armed attacks within Iran. I have found that the U.S.

and Israel support the military wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PEJAK) and Mojahedin Khalq (MKO).

"The U.S. asks members of these groups if they have left the organization, if they answer yes, they will be given military training for secret operations inside Iran."

“Although these organizations are supported from the outside, there is absolutely no support for them inside the country.”

Elrich, a freelance journalist, has been working with different newspapers and American radio stations for the past twenty years and is currently working on his latest book: “The Iran Agenda: the Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis”, due for release in September from Polipoint Press.


pressTV – 27/03/2007

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