IPC: Terrorist Financial Involvement

Rajavi cult Lobbyist exposed  In a video posted online, Professor Raymond Tanter has denied that the Iran Policy Committee (IPC) is a lobbyist for the Iranian Communist MEK (MKO, PMOI, NCRI, Rajavi Cult, or Pol Pot of Iran) terrorists. The MEK is a communist terrorist organization responsible for killing large numbers of Iranians and Iraqis. The MEK has murdered American military officers and Rockwell International employees. In 2003, American and coalition forces attacked the communist terrorists at Camp Ashraf , Iraq . Now, the American military is protecting these terrorists. In June 2003, some members of the Rajavi Cult burned themselves in France and elsewhere to protest the arrest of a cult leader in France .  However, published financial disclosures of the IPC show that Professor Tanter claims to work 20 hours per week for the IPC and receive only $5,000 per year in compensation. A September 2, 2007 meeting in France with NCRI leaders to negotiate an American divorce settlement provides a lead as to the financial arrangements between the IPC and the NCRI.  On September 2, 2007, Professor Raymond Tanter and his wife, Constance Andresen-Tanter, met in France to discuss a proposed divorce settlement for a divorce case in America with Mohammad Mohaddessin and Sarvenaz (“Sarvi”) Chitsaz. Clare Lopez, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee and the former Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee (IPC), testified in support of Constance Andresen-Tanter at a hearing before Associate Judge Michael Ryan about her involvement in this meeting: Tanter vs. Tanter, Superior Court of the District of Columbia , Family Division, Docket Number CPO3612-07, March 6, 2008. 

Mohammad Mohaddessin is the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the political front for the Iranian Communist MEK terrorists.  http://www.ncr-iran.org/

He is the author of a book, Enemies of the Ayatollahs. See also an interview with him:

Mohammad Mohaddessin:”There Is No Such Thing as a Moderate Fundamentalist”

Middle East Quarterly

September 1995


Sarvenaz (“Sarvi”) Chitsaz is the Chairwoman of the Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). She speaks and writes about the plight of women in Iran . Her failure to defend Constance Andresen-Tanter in the divorce case provides additional evidence of the lies of the Rajavi Cultists about caring about women. For truthful accounts about mandatory divorces, assigned marriages, and other bizarre cult practices of the communist terrorists, read: Anne Singleton’s Saddam’s Private Army and Masoud Banisadr’s Masoud.

Tanter’s Denial

US Intelligence on Iran & the MEK

Friday, 30 March 2007

This investigative report produced by the Dateline programme probes into the role of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (the MEK) in providing intelligence related to the Iranian nuclear programme to the US . The MEK is a listed terrorist organisation, which is amongst the world’s most equipped and well armed, having under its control a functional military capability. Following the historic and infamous Iraq intelligence failures, this report questions once again the credibility of US intelligence sources.


Form 990 Financial Disclosures

Unfortunately, the interviewer did not ask Professor Tanter who is funding the Iran Policy Committee (IPC). The current list of IPC Scholars and Fellows is:

James Akins, Ambassador (fmr.), IPC Advisory Council

Lt. Col. Bill Cowan, IPC Military Committee

R. Bruce McColm, IPC Empowerment Committee Chairman

Lt. General Thomas McInerney, USAF (ret.), IPC Advisory Council Chairman

Captain Charles T. Chuck Nash, USN (ret.) IPC Military Committee Cochairman

Lt. General Edward Rowny, IPC Military Committee

Raymond Tanter, IPC Cofounder

Major General Paul E. Vallely, USA (ret.), IPC Military Committee Cochairman


Viewers of the Fox News Channel will be familiar with some of these names.

The Iran Policy Committee, started in February 2005, has disclosed its not-for-profit status:

Not-for-Profit Status

Contributions payable to the Iran Policy Committee (IPC) are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The Committee is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is publicly supported as described in 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Committee’s IRS identification number is 20-2883425


The Iran Policy Committee

Alban Towers , Suite L-34

3700 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Washington , DC 20016

Office: (202)249-1142

Fax: (202)249-1143

Email: info@iranpolicy.org 


Currently, Guide Star shows that only an amended 2005 Form 990 has been filed.


Margaret Bartel, Bartel & Associates, 911 Duke Street , Alexandria , Virginia 22314 , Employer Identification Number 56-2581708, telephone (703) 548-4250, signed as the preparer the 2005 amended Form 990 on August 10, 2007.

Raymond Tanter signed, as IPC President, the 2005 amended Form 990 on August 14, 2007.

The IPC claimed to have received $115,000 of direct public support in 2005. Claimed compensation of officers and directors was $15,416.61:

Raymond Tanter, President, working 20 hours per week, received $5,000.00 for the entire year.

Bruce McColm, Co-Chair, working 6 hours per week, received $5,208.30 for the entire year.

Chuck Nash, Co-Chair, working 6 hours per week, received $5,208.30 for the entire year.

Claimed other salaries and wages were $26,557.65.

In Part VI-B of the 2005 amended Form 990, the IPC claimed not to be involved in lobbying activities to influence legislation at the national, state, or at the local levels, including no publications, mailings, direct contact with legislators or their staffs, and no rallies, demonstrations, seminars, conventions, speeches, or lectures. In Part III (page 3) of the 2005 amended Form 990, the IPC disclosed $101,686.85 of expenditures for:

“The Iran Policy Committee produced 3 major white papers on Iran and U.S. policy options. It also participated in five briefings on Iran to the U.S. Congress and conducted nine major presentations to audiences across the US , Canada and in Europe .”

There are no other postings of Form 990 for the IPC for the years since 2005 at Guide Star.

Divorce Settlement in France

There has been a divorce case (07 DRB 102) in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia , Family Court, Domestic Relations Branch, before Associate Judge Michael Ryan. However, on September 2, 2007, Raymond Tanter and Constance Andresen-Tanter met in France with NCRI leaders to negotiate a divorce settlement. Raymond Tanter offered to withdraw his petition for divorce and to pursue a non-contested divorce if Constance Andresen-Tanter would accept the return of her personal property in Apartment 507 of Alban Towers in Washington , DC plus a payment schedule for payments of $30,000 for bills and of $150,000 for her new life. At a hearing on March 5, 2008, Associate Judge J. Michael Ryan reviewed this settlement offer.

Defend Constance Andresen-Tanter

While Professor Raymond Tanter and the NCRI can pay large sums of money to attorneys, Constance Andresen-Tanter has no access to enough money to defend herself in court. Lawyers, political leaders, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), members of the media, literary agents, anti-war activists, women’s organizations, anti-communists, and opponents of the neo-conservatives (neo-Trotskyites) should come to the defense of Constance Andresen-Tanter and learn what is really happening at the Iran Policy Committee.  Her contact information is: (212) 920-7748 mobile telephone  Email: cwa_temp@yahoo.com   Paul Sheldon Foote, June 27, 2008 http://360.yahoo.com/paulsheldonfoote  

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