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People's Mujahedin of Iran
The People's Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI, also MEK, MKO) (Persian: سازمان مجاهدين خلق ايران sāzmān-e mojāhedin-e khalq-e irān) is a terrorist militant organization that advocates the overthrow of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Founded in 1965 by a group of leftist Iranian college students as an Islamic and Marxist political mass movement MEK was originally devoted to armed struggle against the Shah of Iran, capitalism, and 'Western imperialism'. In the aftermath of 1979 Iranian Revolution, at first the MEK and the Tudeh Party, chose to side with the clerics led by Ayatollah Khomeini against the liberals, nationalists and other moderate forces within the revolution. A power struggle ensued, and by mid-1981, MEK was fighting street battles against the Islamic Revolutionary Guards. During the Iran-Iraq War, the group was given refuge by Saddam Hussein and mounted attacks on Iran from within Iraqi territory. Government sources claim that over 17,000 Iranians were killed by the MKO.
Report: CIA Using MKO, Terrorist Groups for Bombings inside Iran
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is using terrorist proxies, including the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), to carry out bombing attacks in Iran, a report unveiled on Saturday.
The U.S. Is Already Attacking Iran Through Terrorist Proxies
Tehran’s contention that the United States is carrying out terror attacks inside Iran in an effort to destabilize the Ahmadinejad regime in preparation for a military assault was largely ignored by the establishment media, but it’s an admitted fact that the CIA uses terrorist proxies to do precisely that.
Iran's US terrorism claim: Tehran to send 'proof' of US-led plots to UN
Saeed Jalili, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, waved two folders of documents before thousands of Iranians gathered in Tehran, reported state-owned channel Press TV.
We say that the fourth aggression is already underway because once again, as in the Iraq case, the United States has been attacking Iran for many months, and not just with verbal insults and threats. It has been flying unmanned aerial surveillance drones over Iran since 2004; it has infiltrated combat and reconnaissance teams into Iran "to collect targeting data and to establish contact with anti-government ethnic minority groups" (Seymour Hersh); it has bestowed an ambiguous "protected" status upon the Mujahedin-e Khalq, a group which, since 1997, the U.S. Department of State has designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization, but a group that the Washington regime now uses to launch cross-border attacks on Iran from within U.S.-occupied Iraq; and it and its Israeli client have repeatedly threatened larger scale and more open attacks. This pre-invasion aggression was an important feature of the overall aggression against Iraq, where the US and British greatly increased their "spikes of activity" with massive bombing well before the March 19, 2003 invasion—major acts of war and aggression begun as early as April 2002, that were almost wholly ignored by the Free Press and "international community."