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After 15 terrible years, the US finally removed Iranian Resistance group People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK/PMOI) from its list of foreign terrorist organisations in September 2012, following countless court cases that found in the MEK’s favour and previous removals of the MEK from terror lists by the UK, France and the European Union.

There are a number of persistent and harmful rumours surrounding the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK) - mainly spread by the Iranian Regime’s propaganda machine, the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) - that are designed to make the international community and the Iranian people themselves distrust the MEK.

It was reported this week that US Navy vessels in the Persian Gulf had stopped experiencing dangerous close encounters with fast attack boats operated by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Iranian citizens recently took to the streets throughout the country to demonstrate their opposition to Iran regime’s foreign and domestic policies. Beginning as an economic protest that quickly turned political, these demonstrations signaled the Iranian people’s discontent with the ruling regime in Tehran and its failing ideology.

On Monday, Al Jazeera issued a brief report highlighting some of the harsh economic indicators for the population of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Fully one third of that population is reportedly living under the government-established poverty line of 480 dollars per month. Meanwhile, the median income for the country’s 80 million people is not even twice that figure, meaning that the vast majority of Iranians are essentially incapable of saving for the future.

Last week Thursday, the United Nations Security Council held a discussion on nuclear proliferation, during which US Ambassador Nikki Haley reiterated the Trump administration’s position on the related issue of Iran’s ballistic missile activities. Those activities include both the ongoing development and testing of missiles that would be capable of carrying nuclear warheads, and the provision of such weapons to foreign allies including terrorist proxies.

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