MEK Iran: Lobbyists Attempt to Justify Mullahs Regime Crimes Against Humanity
Even though the Iranian regime appears to be strong, in reality, this isn’t true, as can be seen from the never-ending protests against the regime and what it stands for. According to reports tallied by Iran’s main opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), Iranian people are fed up with living on or below the poverty line and having to put up with the full effects of COVID-19 because the regime has done little to suppress its spread.
Covering up the regime’s human rights abuses
There have been many demonstrations in recent years demanding a fairer share of the wealth of the country but all the regime does is suppress these opinions hoping that they will just go away.
Because the regime has allies throughout the world and many pro-regime organizations, these are responsible for covering up the regime’s human rights abuses and any other wrongdoings.
The world is afraid of criticizing the regime as it fears what could happen if the regime is exposed. Any efforts to create real change needs moderates to put pressure on the regime and there needs to be an end to discrediting any pro-democratic movements, such as the (PMOI / MEK Iran) or the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
Mullah’s regime trays to silence anyone who speaks out against the regime
The regime has used spies and its terrorists’ network to silence anyone who speaks out against the regime wherever it is based in the world. There have even been some assassinations in Europe that can be traced back to the regime. No one in Europe ever seems to expose any wrongdoings by the regime but just accept them.
The first example the diplomat-terrorist Assadollah Assadi
There are now some incidences involving the regime which are being made public such as the 2020 trial of Assadollah Assadi and his three co-conspirators who were arrested for their attempt to bomb an NCRI gathering in France in 2018. Maryam Rajavi is the president-elect of the NCRI who, along with many other resistance movement supporters, attended the rally.
The second example of this network is Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi
The second example of this network is Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi, who was arrested and charged with the violation of the U.S. Foreign Agents Registration because he claimed he was an independent expert on foreign relations. On January 19th, 2021, he appeared for the first time in the U.S. Federal Court. There was evidence provided that suggests he had received at least $265,000 from the Iranian regime in the last 13 years.
Cover-up and mismanagement of COVID-19 crises
As crises like COVID-19 continue to make their mark the mismanagement of it demonstrates that the regime doesn’t mind sacrificing its own people.
John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security said that for more than 10 years, Kaveh Afrasiabi made the suggestion that he as an Iranian was objective and neutral to Congress, journalists, and the U.S. public.
However, Afrasiabi was really a secret employee of the Government of Iran and the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations (IMUN) which was being paid some money to spread their propaganda. His key task was to mount a demonizing campaign against the Iranian Resistance and mainly the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).
This latter organization represents the pro-democratic alternative to the Iranian regime.
The pro-democratic alternative to the Iranian regime
Afrasiabi’s actions offer one more example of how the Iranian regime has integrated its agents with policymakers and the current administration’s agents to promote their agenda and foreign policy.
The National Iranian American Council (NIAC), which has 4,000 individual donors, is the main lobby group in Washington. The founder and earlier president of the NIAC, Trita Parsi, has a personal relationship with the regime’s senior officials, such as the mullahs’ Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Parsi would even send articles that he published to Zarif.
The abridged version of an article written by Hamid Enayat for the Eurasia Review.
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