MEK Iran: The West Should Take Note of the Relationship Between Al-Qaeda and Mullah Regime
If the West had thought that there was little likelihood of a cooperative relationship between the Sunni terrorist Al Qaeda and the Shiite mullahs of Iran then they should think again, according to the reports by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).
Al Qaeda operatives in Iran
The presence of Al Qaeda’s second in command, Abu Muhammad al-Masri, on the streets of Tehran was confirmed last year when he was assassinated. The fact that he and other Al Qaeda operatives were present in Iran suggests that Al Qaeda now has a credible base in Iran.
Pompeo says that a relationship between Al Qaeda and the mullahs could present a serious threat to the U.S. Iran already has cultivated overseas proxies such as Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Iran proxies groups
These proxy groups are active in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen and swear their allegiance to the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei. Al Qaeda does not share this allegiance because of its Sunni brand, but this doesn’t mean that its anti-western objectives don’t allow it opportunities to align with the foreign objectives of the regime in Iran.
Intelligence reports suggest that the regime in Iran is quite receptive to join forces with Al Qaeda, despite the religious differences in order to oppose the interests of Western powers. Iran, it should be noted, gave shelter to Al Qaeda after 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan by U.S. troops. Ran also provided safe passage for Al Qaeda-linked fighters to Syria where their presence in the civil war provided a more pronounced footprint for Iran.
Pompeo’s speech was light on detail but conveyed the central message that multi-sectarian groups have been coalescing around shared goals in recent times.
The alliance began to solidify was 2015
Pompeo suggested that the key year in which this alliance began to solidify was 2015, a year when western powers were preoccupied with cementing the relationship between them and Iran over the nuclear deal.
The fact that the deal legitimized the Iranian regime and gave it credibility over the Islamist Al Qaeda network was soon undermined when Iran simply did whatever it thought it could get away with., starting in 2016 when a U.S. navy boat was captured by the IRGC and the sailors onboard detained.
Failure of the west to mullahs provocations
The mullahs have been emboldened by the failure of the west to respond to these provocations.
The arrogance of the Iranian regime was the major cause of the failed terrorist plot to blow up the Iranian opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) Free Iran rally near Paris in June 2018. This could have led to many hundreds of lives lost or seriously injured in the heart of Europe.
The Iranian diplomat terrorist
A verdict by a Belgian court will be made later this week. The Iranian diplomat terrorist, Assadollah Assadi, faces a 20-year prison sentenced for his attempt at mass murder on European soil. However, his conviction obscures the fact that he was acting under the orders of the regime.
Iran is quite ready to use its own homegrown thugs and terrorists to carry out attacks in the heart of Europe, so it can be left to the imagination to wonder exactly what a joint agreement between Iran and Al Qaeda could lead to.
Whatever Biden and the EU do about the nuclear deal must take into account the developing relationship between the organization that blew up the Twin towers and Iran’s theocratic regime. They choose to ignore the obvious threat at their peril.
The preservation of the nuclear deal is not worth it if the end result is a more paranoic and aggressive Iran, egged on and helped by a newly motivated Al Qaeda.
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