A historian and investigative journalist says the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, a.k.a. MEK and NCRI) is known to lie “whenever it serves their purposes, which is most of the time.”
Speaking to The Real News’ Paul Jay on Sunday, Gareth Porter said the turning point for him to dig in on Iran as an investigative journalist was having a German source tell him that he could confirm that it was indeed the MKO that had given the crucial documents that had been so important in making the case that Iran had a covert nuclear weapons program.
He added that the source of the documents “shed light on the credibility of the documents themselves, because, first of all, the MEK is of course a completely self-interested organization,” and that it is known to lie whenever it serves its purposes.
Author of the Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare said the MKO members were “an instrument of policy for Israel.” “I mean, it's very well documented that the Mojahedin-e-Khalq had served as a way to essentially launder intelligence the Israelis wanted to put out publicly but did not want attributed to themselves.”
Earlier in March, Porter wrote an article entitled Resolving Nuclear Arms Claims Hinges on Iran’s Demands, saying ElBaradei and other senior IAEA officials have publicly expressed serious doubts about the authencity of documents reported in the US news media in 2005-06 as having come from a covert Iranian nuclear weapons program.
The documents have now been revealed as having given to Western intelligence by MKO.
“Former senior German foreign office official Karsten Voigt revealed in an interview last year for a newly-published book by this writer that senior officials of the German intelligence agency BND had told him in November 2004 that the BND had gotten the entire collection of documents from a member of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) who had been one of their sources, and that they did not consider the source to be reliable.”