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Let’s talk about a recent @Guardian piece written by @a_merat regarding the #Iran opposition #MEK.

This piece depicts the mullahs’ fear of the MEK & how #MSM resorts to old #FakeNews in Tehran’s smear campaign.
theguardian.com/news/2018/nov/…
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“Terrorists, cultists – or champions of Iranian democracy? The wild wild story of the MEK”

This title is very similar to what you find in pro-#Iran regime media (known for its #FakeNews & smear campaign against the regime’s opposition).

Here’s one example:
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The author, Arron Reza Merat (@a_merat), was a Tehran correspondent for the Economist between 2011 and 2014. He has covered Iran for the Guardian, the Sunday Times and Vice News.

He leaves out the "Reza" part of his name to cover up his Iranian identity.
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Here’s his relationship with #Iran’s regime, starting with praising FM @JZarif.
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Here’s @a_merat’s relationship with #Iran regime apologist/lobbyist @tparsi.
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And here’s @a_merat’s relationship with another known #Iran regime apologist/lobbyist @BahmanKalbasi.
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Here @a_merat takes his gloves off & completely blows his cover by questioning former U.S. Senator Mark Kirk for criticizing #Iran’s human rights violations.
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@a_merat is just another “reporter” in the West that #Iran’s regime uses to publish its lies & demonize the opposition.

Here’s a former Iranian regime intelligence minister explaining.
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@a_merat begins by mentioning a couple who claim their daughter has been held by the MEK against her will.

Take into consideration that Ms. Somayeh Mohammadi joined the MEK back in the 1990s & the mere claim of being held against her will for over 20 years is ridiculous.
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She has been interviewed, alone, by Canadian & U.S. officials on numerous occasions & proven that she is remaining a MEK member on her own will.

She has also written a book about her entire ordeal with the Iranian regime’s lies concerning her.
iranprobe.com/books-publicat…
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Here is Ms. Mohammadi’s letter to Fatmir Xhafaj, Minister of Internal Affairs of Albania, exposing the Iranian regime’s intention to use her case as means to pave the path for terror attacks against MEK members.
iranprobe.com/explore/news/i…
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@a_merat, in his article, parrots lies dictated by #Iran’s regime to its agents across the West, such as the MEK being “responsible for the deaths of six Americans in Iran.”

This lie was debunked by @LBJunion.
…-republicans-foreignaffairs.house.gov/112/blo120711.…
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@a_merat then resorts to another Tehran-fed lie about the MEK, claiming they sided with Saddam Hussein.

Question for Merat:

If the MEK sided with Saddam Hussein, how come they were not destroyed along with Saddam’s rule?
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If the MEK had ever sided with Saddam, would the U.S. ever delist them from their foreign terrorist organization list?

Of course not.

Therefore, @a_merat is flat out lying.
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@a_merat cites his and the Iranian regime’s main concern about the MEK:

This organization seeks to overthrow the mullahs’ regime.

That is why Tehran’s mullahs repeatedly resort to lies & demonize this organization.
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#Iran’s regime is worried about the MEK’s network inside the country.

And @a_merat has used this @Guardian article as a mouthpiece of the mullahs’ lies & concerns.
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@a_merat further voices the Iranian regime’s hatred of the MEK, as this organization blew the whistle on its clandestine nuclear program.
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@a_merat claims the MEK “paid western political influencers fees to pen op-eds and give speeches.”

That lie was easily debunked by @ProfRTanter.
newsmax.com/raymondtanter/…
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@a_merat goes to voice another concern of #Iran’s regime about its terror plot targeting the Iranian opposition’s annual rally near Paris back in June being foiled.

He quotes @JZarif saying the whole issue is a “sinister false flag ploy.”
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It’s good to know that France has taken the issue very seriously, expelled an Iranian regime diplomat & is refusing to introduce a new ambassador to Tehran until the mullahs provide an explanation over the foiled terror plot.
reuters.com/article/us-Fra…
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@a_merat lies again regarding the MEK’s terror delisting & quotes Obama’s counter-terrorism official Daniel Benjamin (a known supporter of appeasing #Iran’s mullahs).
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Here’s an interesting reminder for @a_merat of how a US Appeals Court threatened to order Obama’s State Dept. to remove the MEK from the terror list.
talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/appe…
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@a_merat resorts to another old #Iran-dictated lie of the MEK killing Iraqi Kurds.
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“The KDP can confirm that the Mujahedin were not involved in suppressing the Kurdish people neither during the uprising nor in its aftermath.”

Hoshyar Zebari
Head of KDP International Relations
delistmek.com/wp-content/upl…
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@a_merat continues with further lies about the MEK.

Through publishing this article, @Guardian has become a mouthpiece for #Iran’s regime.

That is truly low, even by today’s #FakeNews standards.
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My conclusion:

#Iran’s regime fears the MEK & this fear is seen vividly in a 6,700-word article packed with lies.

Tehran’s mullahs know their days are numbered & they are using their agents in the West, such as @a_merat, to demonize their opposition.
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I leave you with this question:

Considering all the lies (#FakeNews) stated in this article, can @a_merat & the @Guardian be trusted as a reliable source?
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ADDENDUM:
Here's Arron "Reza" Merat (@a_merat) praising #Iran's regime & it's President @HassanRouhani.
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Let's take a look at the report card of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, whom @a_merat speaks so fondly of.
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More of #Iran regime apologists/lobbyists are taking their masks off, such as @yarbatman.
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More of #Iran regime apologists/lobbyists revealing their identities & missions:
@BahmanKalbasi
@RozitaRiazati
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I rest my case about @RozitaRiazati.
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