Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Jan. 13, 2019 - Gholamreza Jalali, head of the Iranian regime’s Passive Defense Force became the latest senior official in Tehran expressing grave concerns over the increasing role of the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
“America has focused all its measures against [the Iranian regime] through the [PMOI/MEK],” he said.
“The Americans found out in September that the information to them provided by the PMOI/MEK is not based on true facts. Of course, there are issues inside the country,” he said in attempt to downplay the PMOI/MEK’s importance and save face for the mullahs’ regime.
“The Americans’ focus and pressure, based on what they’re saying, is imposing pre-war pressures. First, they raise the issue of exiting the nuclear deal to then impose sanctions and pressures on us after their withdrawal and be able to reach their objectives,” Jalali added.
He also expressed his disarray in regards to Europe’s “special purpose vehicle” that sought to provide a medium to bypass U.S. sanctions.
“The Europeans are kicking the can down the road. Our officials should know Europe’s methods will not solve any problems. As a result, we should be seeking better solutions,” Jalili continued.
Tehran is also extremely concerned over U.S. officials recently adopting strong measures in regards to the Iranian regime’s support for terrorism and Middle East meddling.
“The Americans have launched a ‘war room’ against our [regime] to coordinate their measures against [the Iranian regime] in this entity. This shows they have unsheathed their swords and are now openly voicing their threats. The enemies are attempting to use a variety of methods, such as economic sanctions and creating an unstable atmosphere in our society. This is a multi-faceted war against the Islamic revolution,” he added.
“Our enemies can take advantage of the intelligence available on social media platforms in line with their objectives. Social media platforms and the cyberspace can threaten our national security considering the fact that these networks provide the possibility for our enemies to launch their attacks,” Jalali said.