MEK Iran: Zarif Complicit in Terrorism
The world’s number one terrorist Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Quds Force, was killed in a US airstrike in Iraq on Friday.
Many Iranians, Middle East residents, and freedom-loving people around the world rejoiced in his death, although the Iranian regime would certainly tell you otherwise. The regime has implemented a period of national mourning, paid people to come out and chant “death to America”, and many of its high-ranking officials have publically praised Soleimani, exposing the myth of the “moderate” mullahs.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) January 4, 2020
One of these is foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, a close friend of Soleimani, who tweeted: “The US’s act of international terrorism, targeting & assassinating General Soleimani- the most effective force fighting Daesh Al Qaeda et al- is extremely dangerous & a foolish escalation. The US bears responsibility for all consequences of its rogue adventurism.”
Zarif had praised Soleimani on several previous occasions; saying that he had “the greatest coordination” with Soleimani, meeting “at least once a week”, and that he “never felt [they had] any differences”.
He’d even congratulated Soleimani for receiving a special military order from Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei.
Of course, his close relationship with Soleimani is not the only link between Zarif and terrorism.
In April 2019, after the US designated the IRGC as a terrorist organization, Zarif expressed his full support for the terrorists at the IRGC headquarters, saying that the meeting was an honor.
In July 2015, Zarif praised Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, during a meeting with them in Beirut, for their suppression and murder of the Syrian people. (The year before, he’d even laid a wreath for the dead Hezbollah terrorist Imad Mughniyeh.)
#Zarif acknowledged the fact in an interview &said:"we(Zarif &Soleimani)have been working together closely over the past20 years"Still,#EU self-deceit itself in receiving&negotiating such terrorist while turning a blind eye on #MEK #FreeIran #WeSupportMEK https://t.co/g23Rg7458J pic.twitter.com/8e7dqeZ1Rh
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) September 3, 2019
And he doesn’t stop at just praising terrorists. Zarif actually used the foreign ministry to provide diplomatic cover for terrorists carrying out their horrific acts in other countries, for example, the attempt to bomb the MEK Iran and National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)’s annual “Free Iran” gathering in Paris in June 2018, which led to the arrest of Iranian “diplomat” Assadolah Assadi and three other terrorists.
Given all this, it’s no wonder that Zarif was met with protests by Iranian ex-pats on his European trip in August 2019; something that he responded to by threatening the protesters with death.
Following Soleimani’s death, the NCRI’s president-elect Maryam Rajavi said: “The international community, especially the European Union, must end the policy of appeasement and recognize the right of the Iranian people to resist and rise for freedom to replace popular sovereignty in place of the mullahs’ rule.”