One of the main characteristics of the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (the MKO/ MEK/ PMOI/ Cult of Rajavi) is its complete dependence on foreign states and specifically those who are in conflict with the Iranian government including the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia. The MEK offer services to the enemy of their enemy and in exchange they gain financial and logistical support.
The unlimited interactions of MEK, as a terrorist group, with enemies of Iran contains any act that a mercenary or proxy force might do.
The MKO has followed this pattern, from the beginning of its establishment. The most prominent example was the group’s connection with the Soviet Unions’ intelligence service, KGB, and then serving as Saddam’s private army in the eight years of war against Iran. Collaboration with the former Iraqi dictator was something that other opposition groups of the Iranian government avoided or at least refused to reveal.
Investigating the reasons of such an attitude by the side of the MEK leaders only leads to one definite conclusion, and it is the complete despair of the group for having the least social base within Iranian people. While other opposition groups are not far behind in this area, the unjustifiable record of the MEK from treasons in the war to the hundreds of terrorist attacks against the innocent civilians has left no room for them. Thus, it is safe to say that there will be no support for them inside Iran and they are one of the most hated entities for the Iranian people.
Although there are documented evidences of US, Israel and Saudi’s support for the MEK, these states hardly ever want their links with this cult-like and formerly designated terrorist group to be overt. They definitely know about the unpopularity of the group among the Iranian public.
With recent progresses in the diplomatic relations of the region, the opening of direct channels between Iran and Saudi Arabia will signal a calming of tensions across the Middle East after years of hostilities. In addition, there is an optimistic signal by the Biden administration that an American return to the accord between Iran and world powers could be within reach.
The news seems to be horrendous for the leaders of the Mujahedin Khalq who have been fishing in the troubled waters between Iran and its adversaries, for years. The enemy of their enemy is turning out to become the friend of their enemy!