Don’t Call the Revolutionary Guard Corps Terrorists

by Reza Nasri According to news reports, the Trump administration is weighing the option of designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO). In parallel, Congress also seems to be taking steps in that direction.… Continue Reading  

MEK tied to Israel-backed Terrorism Regardless of US Designation

By Richard Sale I believe that delisting the Mujahadeen-e Khalq (MEK) from the US foreign terrorist organizations (FTO) list is in every way reprehensible. I realize that all US public officials, especially the president, are involved in systems of necessity… Continue Reading  

MEK Delisting Slap in the face for Average Iranians

By Leila Kashefi As everyone knows, since the revolution of 1979, the United States and the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) have been BEFs — best enemies forever. While the US occasionally offers its solidarity to the… Continue Reading  

Analysts Respond to Expected US Decision to delist MEK from FTO List

Jim Lobe and I wrote a report yesterday for IPS News about the expected US decision to delist the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (aka MEK, PMOI and NCRI) from its foreign terrorist organizations (FTO) list. Most analysts we interviewed predicted that the removal would only… Continue Reading  

U.S. to Take Iran Anti-Regime Group Off Terrorism List

By Jim Lobe and Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News In a move certain to ratchet up already-high tensions with Iran, the administration of President Barack Obama will remove a militant anti-regime group from the State Department’s terrorism list, U.S. officials told… Continue Reading