Giuliani Tells Fox He’s Meeting with Iranian Dissident Group
Former Gotham Mayor and current outrage-clickbaiter Rudy Giuliani told Fox & Friends Wednesday morning that he plans to meet with an Iranian dissident group that seeks to oust Iran’s current regime.
“I’m going to Berlin this weekend with a group that could replace the Iranian government,” Giuliani humblebragged. “It’s a group run by a woman. They believe in a constitutional democracy. They fought for constitutional democracy. When they didn’t get it, 120,000 of them were killed by the Ayatollah. There are alternatives in the Muslim world to these theocratic maniacs.”
Giuliani named the group as MEK, which stands for the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, “a controversial Iranian resistance group,” per the Council on Foreign Relations, “once listed as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the United States for its alleged killing of U.S. personnel in Iran during the 1970s, and for its ties to former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.”
After losing a power struggle against the Ayatollah, the group relocated to France and eventually Iraq, where it renounced violence in the early 2000s. The group was delisted as a terrorist organization by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2012; some say the initial designation was designed to appease the mullahs.
MEK claims responsibility for revealing Iran’s nuclear program in 2002 and 2003. Suspicions that the group was behind the assassinations of Iranian scientists working on the country’s nuclear program were never confirmed.
Watch the clip below, via Fox News:
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