160+ Congress members introduce resolution endorsing MEK terror group
Congress members introduce a resolution that aims to support rioters in Iran.
More than 160 US Congress members on Thursday introduced a resolution endorsing Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), an Iranian exile group previously listed as a terrorist organization.
Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., held a congressional briefing to introduce the so-called House Resolution 100, which aims to allegedly support Iranians protesting for what they called "a democratic, secular, and nonnuclear Republic of Iran."
During the session, the introductory speaker was the head of the MEK, Maryam Rajavi, who thanked the supporters of the resolution for "this very important bi-partisan congressional initiative in support of the people of Iran and the Iranian Resistance."
The resolution does not name the MEK specifically but points to "opposition leader Mrs. Maryam Rajavi’s 10-point plan for the future of Iran” as a starting point for change."
Joining Congressional conference &announcement of bipartisan resolution supporting #Iran uprising, I would like to reiterate that Iranian people are looking towards the future: a democratic Republic, based on separation of religion & State, with gender equality#IranRevolution pic.twitter.com/mNcF8LBRJH— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) February 8, 2023
Arash Azizi, an Iranian historian and political commentator, described the MEK as a "brutal cult", The Intercept reported.
According to Azizi, "It is no exaggeration to say that perhaps nothing unites Iranians of today than opposition to the MEK and their agenda."
"Not only are they not popular amongst Iranians, they are despised and hated by Iranians across the political spectrum," he pointed out.
The Intercept mentioned that "Iranians themselves tend to be overwhelmingly opposed to the MEK, due to its support of Saddam Hussein’s invasion of the country in the 1980s, its involvement in terrorist attacks inside Iran, and its own authoritarian ideology."
Despite its acts of terror, the group has received the support of US officials and was able to get its name removed from the US State Department’s list of designated terrorist organizations in 2012 after a years-long lobbying campaign.
It is noteworthy that in early October 2022, Albanian media outlets reported that a public meeting took place between the Israeli occupation's Ambassador to Albania, Galit Peleg, and Rajavi.
According to Tiranaweb.al, Peleg met with Rajavi during the latter's trip to southern Albania. During the meeting, the two discussed how to develop cooperation between "Israel" and the MEK.
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