Our New Iran Plan Is to Help a Cult Gain Power. What Could Go Wrong?

At The New Republic, Owen-Bennett Jones reports that the U.S. State Department has recently decided to remove the MEK, an opposition group in Iran, from its list of international terrorist organizations. Jones acknowledges that this decision “changes little” in terms of Iranian domestic politics. But what the move does signal is a change in American perception of the MEK. “The MEK’s new squeaky-clean image stands in contrast to its history, much of which, ironically, is documented in State Department reports,” Jones writes. “As successive U.S. administrations have recorded, the MEK once killed American service personnel and businessmen and enthusiastically supported the kidnapping of U.S. diplomats in the 1979 Iran U.S. embassy siege.”

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