Iranian regime blacklists 61 US officials for their support of the MEK
Theocratic Iran updated its list of American officials who have backed the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the country’s main opposition group, in an absolutely absurd move.
A total of 61 individuals have been added to the regime’s blacklist, including the former secretary of state of the United States, Mike Pompeo; senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Robert Menendez of New Jersey, and a number of members of the House of Representatives, including Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader in the House of Representatives. The former Ambassador-at-Large of the Department of State Bureau of Counterterrorism.
The regime is able to seize any assets the Americans may have in Iran thanks to these sanctions, which target dozens of Americans. But as noted by Reuters in a report on July 16, since the listed U.S. officials have no presence in Iran, the actions “Will likely be symbolic.”
The world’s terrorist godfather has sanctioned American officials for their support of the MEK, while the regime’s diplomat-terrorist, Assadollah Assadi, was apprehended in July 2018 for plotting to bomb the Iranian Resistance’s “Free Iran World Summit” in Paris. Numerous notable American lawmakers and politicians who were placed on the blacklist appeared at the 2018 rally, and some of them are plaintiffs in Assadi’s lawsuit.
Tehran’s latest sanctions are pointless and more of an absurd attempt at face-saving after taking several significant blows from the Iranian Resistance. This pitiful action comes just days after Hamid Noury, a prison guard who took part in the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, the majority of whom were MEK members, was given a life sentence by a Swedish court.
Furthermore, despite the regime’s high hopes that the prisoner swap agreement it had with Belgium would lead to Assadi’s release, the Belgian government has yet to put this agreement into effect due to the worldwide mobilization of the Iranian Resistance.
Massoud Rajavi, the leader of the Iranian Resistance, noted the regime’s designation of dozens of respected Americans from both political parties as terrorists in a statement that was broadcast on the Simay-e Azadi satellite TV channel on July 16.
The Iranian regime is dealing with a volatile society. Due to the growing social and economic crises brought on by the regime’s corruption, poor management, and incompetence, protests are spreading across the nation. In addition, more Iranian youths are becoming interested in the MEK, and the regime is terrified of the growing number of activities by the MEK’s Resistance Units across the nation.