U.S. Intelligence Community: MEK trained females for suicide attacks

In newly declassified documents for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit, US department of State unveiled that based on the assessments of the U.S. Intelligence Community, the MEK trains female members of the organization for committing suicide operations in Karbala. The documents also say that the MEK solicits money under the U.S. Intelligence Community: MEK trained females for suicide attacksfalse pretext of humanitarian aid to the Iranian population.

Among the disclosures in the declassified material: “the MEK trained females at Camp Ashraf in Iraq to perform suicide attacks in Karbala”; “the MEK solicits money under the false pretext of humanitarian aid to the Iranian population”; “an August 2008 U.S. Intelligence Community Terrorist Threat Assessment, clearly states that the MEK retains a limited capability to engage in terrorist activity or terrorism”; “[t]he MEK publicly renounced violence in 2001, but limited intelligence reporting indicates that the group has not ended military operations, repudiated violence, or completely or voluntarily disarmed”; “[t]he [intelligence community] assesses that although there has not been a confirmed terrorist attack by the MEK since the organization surrendered to Coalition Forces in 2003, the MEK retains a limited capability and the intent to use violence to achieve its political goals”; and “UN inspectors say that much of the information provided to the UN by the MEK about Iran’s nuclear program has a political purpose and has been wrong.”

Habilian reporting from declassified Court documents, August 12, 2010

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