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Iran’s regime furious over int’l recognition of MEK’s 1,500 protests death report

Civilians killed by the mullahs’ regime during the November uprising that swept across Iran-The solidarity gathering commemorating the 40th day of the martyrdom of the victims of Iran protests at Ashraf-3
Civilians killed by the mullahs’ regime during the November uprising that swept across Iran-The solidarity gathering commemorating the 40th day of the martyrdom of the victims of Iran protests at Ashraf-3

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, December 26, 2019—A website affiliated to Ahmad Tavakoli, a member of the Iranian regime’s Expediency Council, expressed the mullahs’ utter outrage over the continuous mentioning of over 1,500 civilians being killed in international media. This website specifically indicates that these numbers provided by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) are stated in a Reuters report.

“Ever since the recent unrest began, the MEK … immediately began announcing the number of people killed. Under the pretext of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), they issued their statement number 43 on December 3 indicating they have accounted for up to 750 people being killed. Just one day later their statement number 44 was published and the numbers reached 1,000 deaths. One week later, on December 11, Brian Hook, the U.S. State Department’s Special Representative on Iran, confirmed the PMOI’s claims and said more than 1,000 people have been killed by the regime’s forces in Iran! In his remarks, he even repeated the [MEK’s] ridiculous remarks about security forces demanding families to pay for the bullets used by security forces to kill their loved ones.

“Finally, on December 15… the NCRI issued its statement number 55 and announced over 1,500 people have been killed. It is astonishing that these are the same remarks republished in a recent Reuters report that is filled with lies.

“This is not the first time Reuters has republished news… from the MEK. Another controversial example was when Reuters claimed there is evidence showing nuclear cooperation between Iran and North Korea…

“The MEK’s language has even infiltrated into the speech of [U.S. President Donald] Trump during his first remarks delivered at the United Nations General Assembly, clearly placing him in the front against [the mullahs’ regime]. Nikki Haley was the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations when the UN Security Council session was held over the events of the December 2017/January 2018 incidents. In her press conference following that session, she related various slogans to Iranian protesters that were repeated years before in the MEK’s media outlets…

“One can continue this list, yet this is enough to show the MEK’s leading role in the front against the [mullahs’ regime]. The MEK were the main contractors behind the December 2017/January 2018 unrest in order to pave the path for Trump’s anti-regime’s measures, being the U.S.’ exiting the 2015 nuclear deal and imposing sanctions. This time around, by launching and expanding a human rights dossier against the [Iranian regime], they are pushing Europe to stand alongside the U.S.”

The website of Ahmad Tavakoli, a figure who has been a presidential candidate many times in the mullahs’ regime and is now a member of the Expediency Council, continued its utter fury:

“At least other anti-regime outlets have proven to be unreliable sources. Even Farsi outlets that are against the [mullahs’ regime] cannot compete at all with the MEK.”