NBC Article “Giuliani's work for Iranian group…” Is Fake News

Over Fifteen thousand MEK supporters rally in Berlin is support of the Iranian resistance and in solidarity with the uprisings in Iran-July 6, 2019
Over Fifteen thousand MEK supporters rally in Berlin is support of the Iranian resistance and in solidarity with the uprisings in Iran-July 6, 2019

Written by Mohammad Sadat Khansari on .

Allegations against the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) and the disparaging of prominent former senior U.S. officials were briefly addressed in a rebuttal by Ali Safavi, an official of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), to a hit piece published on the website of the NBCNews.  

Rebuttal to @NBCNews Hit Piece Against #MEK and Its Popular Support in #Iran https://t.co/iqGCmKk7zN#FakeNews #NBC #IranRegimeChange #WeSupportMEK pic.twitter.com/CJHaaFodUl

— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) October 20, 2019

The diatribe by the NBC had gone out of its way in attacking the Iranian democratic opposition, something that reeked of kowtowing to the mullahs ruling Iran rather than objective journalism. Within hours of its appearance on NBC’s website, the article was disseminated in full in a series of official Iranian online outlets, most of them with established ties to the mullahs’ infamous Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

interestingly the Iranian regime hasn't lost anytime in translating and publishing this article in its websites!#fakeNews echo chamber serving the mullahs frm IRGC affiliated Fars News Agency & Tasnim, to Habilian, IRIB, AlAlam & Rokna#StopYellowJournalism pic.twitter.com/ipAC0XivVF

— Zolal Habibi (@Ashrafi4ever) October 20, 2019

Yesterday, the Albanian Police chief revealed lengthy details of how the mullahs’ Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) elements in close collaboration by the IRGC’s Quds force had tried to undertake a large-scale terrorist operation against the MEK members in Albania. They had been helped by MOIS agents presenting themselves as “former MEK members”. These are the kind of witnesses NBCNews.com cites in its article.  

In the meantime, NBCNews.com has failed to publish Mr. Safavi’s rebuttal, which clearly exposes the depth of the smear campaign waged by the mullahs against their main opposition movement and propagated by their lobbyists.

I quote a few of those points here, especially as it is unique in revealing the effort by a former State Department official to portray the mullahs’ regime as a viable and inevitable foreign interlocutor in dealing with the crises in the Middle East. 

As the world has come to know the regime in Iran as a pariah state, advocates of appeasement have tried to demonize its democratic alternative to insinuate that preserving the status quo is the only and most effective approach in dealing with Tehran. 

In his rebuttal, Mr. Safavi wrote:

 

 

 

 

 

                              

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