The Iranian-American Community of Northern California expresses its outmost disgust with the renewed efforts to smear the anti-fundamentalist Iranian Resistance – led by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), also known as the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) – and the distinguished bi-partisan array of American policy and national security luminaries who support it . The October 17 hit piece by NBC news, quoting proponents of the appeasement policy such as Daniel Benjamin, is the most recent example of such efforts.

The daily anti-regime protests and strikes across Iran, combined with the regime’s utter and intrinsic inability to resolve the mounting assortments of destabilizing economic, social, and political calamities, and its international isolation, is pushing the totality of the regime to the brink of eventual downfall.

There is no surprise that the talking heads of the pro-mullahs echo chamber in Washington do not take any position to denounce human rights violations and blatant acts of terrorism and aggression by the tyrannical mullahs. Instead, they are mobilizing all their media and public relations resources to undermine Iran’s MEK-led resistance movement and the impressive cross-party international coalition of policy and national security figures it has coalesced, particularly in the United States.

The MEK’s spearheading of a relentless total resistance against the religious fascist dictatorship ruling Iran which is responsible for execution of 120,000 political activists – including massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988 – ruining Iran’s natural treasures and human resources in endless proxy wars and subversive meddling in the region, and devastation of Iran’s economy through rampant corruption and plunder is indeed a monumental act of patriotism and valor. The advocacy for and standing on the side of such a gallant resistance movement for liberty and justice, by a bi-partisan group of former American former officials, the US congress, and the pro-democracy Iranian-Americans is as chivalrous and noble, and in line with the guiding principles of America’s founding fathers.

The renewed smear campaign against the MEK is no less repulsive than Tehran’s ongoing campaign to physically destroy the Iranian Resistance’s leadership and its worldwide support network through acts of terrorism and espionage in Europe and the United States. Today, the Albanian police announced that it had discovered an “active terrorist cell” – operated by the Quds Force branch of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and directed by “two top security officials from Tehran – planning terrorist attacks on the MEK facilities in Albania. The history of Tehran’s terrorist attack on MEK members in Iraq and in Europe shows that they always followed concerted media smear campaigns against the group and its backers.

A regime’s senior intelligence official, working as a top diplomat in Javad Zarif’s Foreign Ministry, Gholamhossein Mohammadnia, who ironically had close working relationship with some key elements of the pro-Tehran echo chamber while he was missioned in New York (2002-2007), was expelled from Albania in December 2018 for plotting to truck bomb facilities of the MEK near Tirana.

The Iranian-American Community of Northern California calls for prompt and emphatic condemnation of the appalling anti-MEK campaign which is to the benefit of the mullahs and to the detriment of Iranian people who aim to overthrow this terrorist tyranny. Most importantly, we call on the authorities to investigate the extensive operation of the Iranian regime’s network of agents and their beneficiaries in the United States. Those who act as academics, pundits, journalists, and advocacy groups, but provide support to the world’s most active state-sponsor of terrorism, the mullahs’ regime, must be held accountable. Providing material support to a terrorist entity is a federal crime.

Iranian-American Community of Northern California
Wednesday, October 23, 2019


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