Reza Pahlavi, parrots Iranian regime’s allegations against MEK at Belgium parliament
In a self-promotional session in the Belgian parliament on February 28, Reza Pahlavi, the son of Iran’s monarch dictator, the Shah, launched a scathing attack on the country’s main opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
Despite his attempts to position himself as the leader of a “democratic alternative” to the Iranian regime and his calls for “unity,” Pahlavi took advantage of the opportunity to slander the most long-standing opposition to the ruling theocracy by repeating the mullahs’ allegations against the MEK.
Several accusations against the MEK have already been published or stated by Iran’s state media and officials, according to Pahlavi’s speech. One of the most heinous lies and accusations Pahlavi repeated was that the MEK was involved in the Halabja chemical bombing in Iraq.
“The chemical bombing of Halabja was a joint crime committed by Rajavi and Saddam. This was part of the “Anfal” operation, which destroyed over 3,000 villages. “With the cooperation of the MEK terrorist grouplet, the Iraqi Baath army killed more than 182,000 defenseless people,” wrote the state-run Akharinkhabar on March 17, 2015.
This claim, however, is false and has been refuted by numerous sources. According to a legal document signed in 1999 by a senior official of a major Iraqi Kurdish group, there was no proof of the MEK’s involvement in the Iraqi government’s 1991 campaign against the Kurds. The document, signed by former Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zibari, stated that the Mujahedin played no role in suppressing the Kurdish people during or after the uprising. Furthermore, there was no evidence of Mujahedin’s hostility toward the people of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Reza Pahlavi’s recent remarks against the Mujahedin-e Khalq in his self-promotional session in the Belgian parliament have raised concerns and outrage among Iranian opposition supporters. Pahlavi has fueled the regime’s demonization campaign against the MEK, which has been the main target of the regime’s repression and propaganda for decades, by regurgitating the Iranian regime’s talking points about the organization. Pahlavi’s accusations against the MEK, which are based on discredited and false allegations made by the regime’s state media and officials, are not only unfounded but also detrimental to the Iranian people’s struggle for democracy and human rights.
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