Trump's administration can't decide if group that killed 3 US Army officers and 3 US civilians if its a terrorist group=Giuliani is working for them

Sep 2016
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A State Department employee issued a directive for diplomats to refuse to meet members of a particular Iranian group or its affiliates.
It had an alleged role in assassinating three U.S. Army officers and three more civilian contractors. The group found itself on the American government’s official list of foreign terrorist organizations. It’s also been accused of acting as a death squad for the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. A 2009 Rand Corporation paper described the groups' “near-religious devotion to [its leaders], public self-deprecation sessions, mandatory divorce, celibacy, enforced separation from family and friends, and gender segregation.” The group and its allies vehemently deny all these charges.

The State Department has walked back the order less than a week later saying American diplomats are not barred from meeting with controversial Iranian dissident groups which include the one we are talking about the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK).
While the revised new memo did not mention MEK or the affiliated other groups, it said diplomats should simply “use good judgement when receiving invitations or meeting with opposition groups” and should raise questions and concerns with senior State official.

State Department spokespersons did not respond to multiple requests for comment on the cable. It reflects the total incompetence and chaos of this administration’s policy making —to send out an instruction and less than a week later countermand it. They just don’t know what they are doing.

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani—who the MEK hired to help it get off the U.S. list of foreign terrorist groups and who recently called the group “my MEK people”—welcomed the reversal. “[The MEK] is very supportive of a free…Iraq. It’s run by a great woman who is committed to ending suppression of women and in a non-nuclear Iraq“They were of great assistance to us during [the] Iraq invasion and are supported by a very non-partisan group of American former and present public officials.”

 
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A State Department employee issued a directive for diplomats to refuse to meet members of a particular Iranian group or its affiliates.
It had an alleged role in assassinating three U.S. Army officers and three more civilian contractors. The group found itself on the American government’s official list of foreign terrorist organizations. It’s also been accused of acting as a death squad for the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. A 2009 Rand Corporation paper described the groups' “near-religious devotion to [its leaders], public self-deprecation sessions, mandatory divorce, celibacy, enforced separation from family and friends, and gender segregation.” The group and its allies vehemently deny all these charges.

The State Department has walked back the order less than a week later saying American diplomats are not barred from meeting with controversial Iranian dissident groups which include the one we are talking about the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK).
While the revised new memo did not mention MEK or the affiliated other groups, it said diplomats should simply “use good judgement when receiving invitations or meeting with opposition groups” and should raise questions and concerns with senior State official.

State Department spokespersons did not respond to multiple requests for comment on the cable. It reflects the total incompetence and chaos of this administration’s policy making —to send out an instruction and less than a week later countermand it. They just don’t know what they are doing.

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani—who the MEK hired to help it get off the U.S. list of foreign terrorist groups and who recently called the group “my MEK people”—welcomed the reversal. “[The MEK] is very supportive of a free…Iraq. It’s run by a great woman who is committed to ending suppression of women and in a non-nuclear Iraq“They were of great assistance to us during [the] Iraq invasion and are supported by a very non-partisan group of American former and present public officials.”


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Mar 28, 2019 · The Mojahedin e-Khalq are a bad bet Unable to win any support from Iranians inside Iran, the MEK has turned to the gullible and greedy: they are political chameleons.