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A biased and distorted story was published by the Associated Press about the Iranian opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) on February 5, 2017. 

Senator Robert Torricelli wrote the following response to the AP.

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A press spokesman of the largest Iranian opposition movement, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) or MEK has described the AP story, “Trump Cabinet pick paid by 'cult-like' Iranian exile group,” Feb. 5, 2017, as “a rehashing of old and long-debunked allegations aimed at disparaging the principal Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) and its bipartisan supporters.”  

The Associated Press has failed to correct many “errors and misrepresentations of facts.”

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Debate over Iran and policy vis-à-vis the Iranian regime has once again become an urgent matter discussed especially in Washington. The reason is clear: Despite all the illegitimate concessions provided by the Obama administration to the theocracy ruling Iran, not only has nothing changed regarding the mullahs’ actions, in fact they have become emboldened in regards to domestic oppression, meddling in the Middle East, especially Syria, and the production of weapons of mass destruction. It is quite natural that the approach towards and an evaluation of the main Iranian opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), is at the heart of these discussions.

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A bipartisan group of US lawmakers have promised the Iranian Opposition that they will press for tougher sanctions on the Iranian Regime.The House members made this pledge to the Organization of Iranian-American Communities (OIAC) on Tuesday. 

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 On January 21 the Huffington Post published an article by Harvard-educated, Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, American political scientist, and president of the International American Council on the Middle East, about the unprecedented move by 23 bi-partisan senior former US officials, who signed a critical letter and hand delivered it to President Donald Trump.

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In his January 21 Guest Post  for Forbes, Heshmat Alavi, Iranian activist focusing on human rights, social crackdown, the regime's support for terrorism, and its nuclear program, wrote that Iran has changed, but for the worse.A year after advocates of the nuclear agreement with Iran claimed it would lead to numerous changes, rendering benefits for everyone, the world has witnessed many changes in Iran. However, they are not what was expected.

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