Donald Trump’s Lawyer Speaks At Paris Event Staged By Exiled Terrorist Organisation

President Donald Trump’s lawyer spoke at Paris event staged by the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MeK), an exiled terrorist organisation.

The MEK, once listed as a terrorist organisation by the US and Europe until 2012, hosted an event in Paris on Saturday.

The event was organized by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, a group founded by MEK and its leader, Maryam Rajavi. The group was supported Saddam Hussein in the Iran-Iraq war, and was listed as a terrorist organization by the United States until 2012.

While the group was responsible for the killing of six Americans in Iran in the 1970s, cult-like MeK has attracted backing of powerful allies in the west, including John Bolton, the MeK’s most powerful advocate, Rudy Giuliani and others bent on regime change in Iran.

Many of former high-ranking US officials, who represent the full political spectrum at MEK events, have been paid tens of thousands of dollars to speak in support of the group.

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Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and personal lawyer to Trump, participated in the conference.

Guiliani, one of 33 senior US officials, told Maryam Rajavi that he was not there speaking on behalf of Washington, but said, “It seems to me there would be a rather happy celebration should regime change occur.”

Giuliani, said the US would keep applying pressure on Iran’s government until it collapses.

“We are now realistically being able to see an end to the regime in Iran,” Giuliani said, “Trump doesn’t turn his back on freedom fighters.”

He said the current ruling system in Iran “must be replaced by a democratic government which Madam Rajavi represents”.

Other officials including Newt Gingrich, former US House Speaker and informal Trump advisor, former Canadian PM Steven Harper, and former French foreign minister Bernard Kushner were also among the speakers.

“There is a viable opposition to the rule of the ayatollahs, and that opposition is centred in this room today,” Bolton said at an MeK rally in Paris last year. “The behaviour and objectives of the regime are not going to change, and therefore the only solution is to change the regime itself.”

The MEK’s delisting from terror list has been funded by a fluid and enigmatic network of support groups based in the US. According to an MEK leader, these groups are funded by money from around the world, which they deliberately shield from US authorities.

The MEK has carried out assassination plots against Iranian officials and even supported Saddam Hussein’s violent suppression of Shia and Kurdish rebellions in Iraq. The last members of the MEK left Iraq in August 2016. They were relocated to Albania. The US donated $20 million to help fund the move.

A report by The New Yorker in 2012 revealed that the US had covertly trained MEK members in Nevada during the Bush administration, an operation that required the utmost secrecy due to the organization’s official classification as terrorist. MEK members, according to The New Yorker, were trained in communication and intelligence providing, as well as weapons and tactics.

Earlier in May, Trump abolished the nuclear deal with Iran and ordered a campaign of intense economic pressure, threatening sanctions against any foreign company doing business with Iran and calling for an end to trade in Iranian oil by November.

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