IPC: Pentagon or Terrorist Funding?

Iran Policy Committee: Pentagon or Terrorist Funding?

Promoters of Communist Terrorists

The Iran Policy Committee (IPC) promotes the Iranian Communist MEK (MKO, PMOI, NCRI, Rajavi Cult, or Pol Pot of Iran) terrorists, the murders of American military officers, Rockwell International employees, and large numbers of Iranians and Iraqis. The United States State Department has listed the MEK as a Marxist terrorist organization since the administration of former President Bill Clinton. In 2003, American and coalition forces attacked the MEK at Camp Ashraf, Iraq, killing some of the communist terrorists. Then, the American government ordered the American military to protect these terrorists.


So, who would promote the evil Rajavi cultists?


Professor Raymond Tanter, IPC President

Bruce McColm, Empowerment Committee Chairman

Captain Charles Nash, Military Committee Cochairman

Advisory Council:


General Thomas McInerney, chairman


Attorney William A. Nitze

Ambassador Richard Schifter

Professor Raymond Tanter

Ambassador R. James Woolsey

Military Committee:


Captain Charles Nash, Military Committee Cochairman

Major General Paul Vallely, Military Committee Cochairman

General Thomas McInerney

General Edward Rowny, Military Committee Cochairman

Diplomacy Committee:


James Akins, Diplomacy Committee Chairman



Who funds the Iran Policy Committee?


The IPC operates as a public charity:


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


To maintain this not-for-profit status, the Iran Policy Committee must disclose its finances in the details required in annual Form 990 disclosures. Members of the public may request copies of the Form 990 disclosures from the accountant for the Iran Policy Committee:


Margaret Bartel


Bartel & Associates

911 Duke Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

Telephone: (703) 548-4250

Email: mbartel@bartelassociates.com


The Virginia Board of Accountancy shows her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license number 31623 as expired as of March 31, 2008.


Iran Policy Committee’s 2007 Financial Disclosures


R. Bruce McColm and Margaret Bartel signed the 2007 Form 990 on August 14, 2008.


The Iran Policy Committee claimed to have received $454,450 during 2007 in direct public support. Form 990 does not include the individual disclosures of large sources of support.


In 2007, the IPC used its Washington, DC address (instead of Margaret Bartel’s address): Alban Tower, Suite L34, 3700 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016.


The Employer Identification Number is 28-2883425.


The IPC claimed to have operated at a deficit of $247,191. Claimed compensation for officers, directors, and key employees was $118,750. Raymond Tanter, President = $87,500


R. Bruce McColm, co-chair = $15,625


Chuck Nash, co-chair = $15,625


Salaries and wages of unnamed employees = $50,701.


Professional Services = $191,812


There were no disclosures that any of these amounts included wage claims in a divorce case by Constance Andresen-Tanter.


Accounting fees = $21,548

Legal fees = $89,976


Travel reimbursements were $22,077.75 for Tanter and $6,476 for McColm.


The IPC claimed that Professor Raymond Tanter loaned $169,904 to the IPC to pay bills. Professor Tanter is a retired professor who serves only as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Professor Tanter has failed to honor agreements to make monthly payments to Constance Andresen-Tanter. Where is the documentation from the divorce case judge that such claimed loans were approved?


Who is Margaret Bartel?


For an overview of some of Margaret Bartel’s other activities, see:



She was involved with persons and organizations promoting Ahmad Chalabi and the Iraqi National Congress (INC).


For example, Boxwood, Inc. was used as a corporate vehicle for several years. Disclosures are available from the Commonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission for corporate ID 0589920-8. The 2004 and 2005 annual reports to Virginia for Boxwood, Inc. showed an address of 911 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. This is the same address used for the Iran Policy Committee prior to 2007. These annual reports showed Francis Brooke as president, Aras Kareem as director, and Margaret Bartel as secretary, treasurer, and as registered agent. In the 2006 annual report, Aras Kareem was no longer included. Instead, Margaret Bartel was shown as a vice president and director.


Other activities included working in Iraq on Defense Intelligence Agency-funded programs.





For Margaret Bartel’s political campaign contributions, see:



On June 27, 2006, Margaret Bartel contributed $500 to James Webb (Democrat—Virginia).




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

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