Last week, McCain visited the new headquarters of the MEK in Albania and met the president of the NCRI, Maryam Rajavi.
This prompted the Iranian Regime to threaten the US and attempt to smear the Resistance forces with long-debunked rumours of terrorist acts, which were actually committed by the Regime.
Shahriar Kia, a political analyst and member of the Iranian opposition, wrote an op-ed on the subject for American Thinker.
Kia wrote: “As baseless and inexcusable as Tehran’s aggressive rhetoric is, there is good reason for the regime to be concerned about the current trajectory of U.S. policy. McCain’s visit followed several moves by both the White House and Congress to institute a more assertive U.S. policy vis-a-vis Iran.”
In just the past four months, the US has extended the Iran Sanctions Act for another 10 years, officially placed Iran “on notice” over its ballistic missile tests, expanded sanctions against the country and is currently debating whether to label the Iran’s terror squad, the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), as a foreign terrorist organization.
There are also bills in both the House and Senate which aim to extend sanctions against the IRGC, while Secretary of Defence James Mattis has reiterated the US’s commitment to their middle-eastern allies who are threatened by Iran’s terrorist activity and expansionist policies, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson again stated that the US is worried about Iran’s attempts to cheat the nuclear deal.
Kia wrote: “The Trump administration acting against the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA aka the nuclear pact) would be positively disastrous for the Iranian regime. The loss of modest but hard-earned economic gains would reinvigorate the dissident sentiments of the Iranian people and create a serious opening for the Iranian opposition to drive out the theocracy.”
He continued: “The U.S. is trekking the right path by reviewing the JCPOA, moving to blacklist the IRGC, and making Tehran comprehend its ongoing support of terrorism and repression of its own people will not be tolerated.”
MEK supporters were relocated to Albania last year because they were not safe from the Iranian Regime in Iraq.
Dozens were killed in brutal attacks on their camp and vital supplies like food and medicine were blockaded by the Regime’s militia, while the West was slow to protect them; although the Obama administration did help the MEK supporters to escape.