At Least 37 Million People Displaced by US War on Terror, Study Finds

The majority of those displaced were from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, the Philippines, Libya and Syria, Brown University report says Tens of millions of people have been displaced as a direct result of the United States' so-called "war on terror", a report by Brown University has found. A 30-page report released by the university's Costs of War project on Tuesday claimed that at least 37 million people, mostly civilians, had been displaced from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan

UN: Over 10,000 Islamic State fighters active in Iraq, Syria

“The global threat from ISIL is likely to increase if the international community fails to meet this challenge,” the head of the U.N. Office of Counter-Terrorism warned. More than 10,000 Islamic State fighters are estimated to remain active in Iraq and Syria two years after the militant group’s defeat, and their attacks have significantly increased this year, the U.N. counter-terrorism chief said Monday. Vladimir Voronkov told the U.N. Security Council that Islamic State fighters move freely

Iran calls MEK sect of terror, fear

Iran's Foreign Ministry wrote in a tweet that late on Sunday that Mujahedin-e Khalq organization (MEK/MKO) is a sect of assassination and fright. "MEK is by all means a terror cult. Europe is home to this rogue entity & Americans taxpayers' money has funded the atrocities of this corrupt grouplet," Iranian Foreign Ministry wrote on its Twitter account on Sunday. "Both have hands in the massacre of innocent Iranians by MEK," it added. Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi

NY Times visits MeK’s lair, observes cult-like modus operandi

The New York Times has been given access to inside a secretive facility housing anti-Iran Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorists in the Albanian capital, Tirana, noticing and recounting the cult-like nature of the group. The Times’ Patrick Kingsley described his observations from a recent visit as well as discrepancies between what he was told by a few members at the camp and confessions of former members living independently in Albania in an article on Sunday. ‘Odd, telling moments’

MKO bankrolled foundation of Spanish far-right Vox Party: Paper

The Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), a foreign-backed terrorist group responsible for killing thousands of Iranians, bankrolled the foundation of the Spanish far-right Vox Party and paid salaries to some of its top members, a report says. The leading Spanish newspaper El Pais reported earlier this week that the party “was created in 2013 with around €1 million” donated between December 2013 and April 2014 by a front-group led by the MKO. The money was used to fund the party’s campaign in the

Daesh terror group praises ‘allied’ US for assassinating Gen. Soleimani

The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has hailed the recent assassination of Iran's top military commander, Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, by its “allied” US forces in Iraq, describing the criminal act as a “divine intervention” made by direct order of American President Donald Trump. In the early hours of January 3, a US drone strike assassinated Gen. Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy chief of the Iraqi

Iran's judiciary chief vows to try terrorists

On the anniversary of the National Day for Combating Terrorism in Iran, the head of the Islamic Republic’s judiciary, Dr. Ibrahim Raisi, vowed to try terrorists whose hands are stained with the blood of the defenseless Iranian people. According to Habilian website, the meeting brought together a number of families of martyrs and disabled persons of terrorist operations with the head of the judiciary, in addition to a number of well-known academic figures in the field of international law. He

June 20, 1981: Anniversary of the MeK’s savage attacks to the Iranian citizens

After Iranian parliament voted for a draft to discuss whether Abolhasan Banisadr - Iran’s first post-Revolution president and the main supporter of the anti-Revolution groups - was “politically incompetent”, the MEK quickly plotted a riot in the same day the parliament was to discuss the draft. The MEK intended to publicly show its support for the president and enmity towards the Islamic Revolution and Imam Khomeini. In June 20, 1981, the MEK issued its first politico-military statement to

Iran says ready for cooperation with Sri Lanka against terror

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic stands ready to cooperate with other countries, Sri Lanka in particular, to fight against the global problem of terrorism. He made the remarks in a Wednesday meeting with his Sri Lankan counterpart Tilak Marapana in the Qatari capital of Doha. Zarif condemned the recent terrorist attack in Sri Lanka, and described terrorism as a global scourge. He also expressed Tehran’s preparedness for cooperation in eradicating

OIC emergency meeting on NZ terror attack kicks off in Istanbul

Members of Organization of Islamic Cooperation are holding an emergency meeting in Istanbul after last week's twin mosque attacks in New Zealand to address Islamophobia across the world. According to Anadolu, Turkey's foreign minister said in the meeting that his country will stand up against all forms of hate speech, violence and terrorism. He said no religion or belief can be defined by violence and terror, adding that peace is at the core of Islam. Also speaking at the meeting

Anti-terror fight begins with uprooting Wahhabi ideology: Iran

Iran says real fight against terrorism begins with complete eradication of the Wahhabi ideology promoted by Saudi Arabia and its allies in the region. “Real fight against these moves must start from thoughts and ideologies, which are guided by a network and funded by reactionary states,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Gholam-Hossein Dehqani said. He made the remarks in a speech read out at the second edition of the International Event on Women

Iran's Mashhad hosts conference on Human Rights

An international conference on Human Rights issues and their effects on achieving sustainable peace and development in the region was held in Mashhad city, Northeast Iran. Iran Press/Iran news: Human Rights conference which was held Thursday evening, brought together academicians, experts and activists from around the world to Mashhad. The participants discussed issues like protecting Human Rights in the fight against terrorism, double standards in the United States’ Human Rights practices

True stories of terror stun critics at Iranian film festival

Movies about terrorism and crime raked in awards this year at the Fajr International Film Festival, the oldest cinema festival in Iran. In a cruel twist, on Feb. 13 — a mere 48 hours after the award ceremony — 27 people were killed in a terror attack, believed to be staged by an offshoot of Jundallah, a Sunni Baluch extremist group and the subject of the festival’s top winner, “When the Moon Was Full.” Jaish al-Adl, founded in 2012 by members of Jundallah, claimed responsibility for a suicide

Attack on IRGC forces linked to regional spy services: Leader

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says a deadly attack on a group of IRGC personnel on Wednesday, which killed 27 and wounded 13 border guards, is definitely linked to foreign spy services, and must be seriously pursued. In his Thursday message, Ayatollah Khamenei said the “hands of the mercenary criminals were once again stained with the blood of decent and young servants of the country.” “A group of our human assets, who had dedicated themselves to

European support of MKO against Security Council resolutions

IRNA Secretary of Iran's High Council for Human rights said that the current European policies in the blatant support of the terrorists such as MKO are against the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. In his meeting with Bulgarian ambassador to Tehran 'Christo Polendakov”, Mohammad Javad Larijani added, 'The MKO whose hands are stained with the blood of thousands of innocent Iranian citizens are in fact their nature and function are the same as ISIL of course, with the shell of

US Making Big Mistake by Relying on MKO Info: Iran

IFP Iran’s First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri says the Americans’ biggest mistake is that they have relied on the information and analyses provided by members of the MKO terrorist group to make their decisions about Iran. Jahangiri made the comment at a ceremony to inaugurate a sewage refinery in the southern Iranian city of Ahvaz on Monday. “Since last year, the Americans had pinned their hopes on the assumption that Iran would not be able to mark the 40th anniversary of the victory of the

'Twitter blocks real Iranian accounts, overlooks US propaganda'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Twitter has blocked the accounts of "real Iranians" but overlooks the "regime change" propaganda spewing out of Washington.   Zarif made the remarks in a post on his official Twitter page on Sunday addressing Jack Patrick Dorsey, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter.   He said the accounts of real Iranians, including TV presenters and students, have been shuttered for allegedly being part of an "influence operation."   Hello @Jack

U.S. pursuing failed policy of backing MEK: advisor

Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the parliament speaker, said on Tuesday that Washington is pursuing the failed policy of supporting the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO/MEK) to put pressure on Iran. In a meeting with the new Dutch Ambassador to Tehran Susan Trstal, Amir Abdollahian called on the Netherlands to stop the activities of the MEK terrorist group in the European country. Trstal, for her part, said Amsterdam is eager to expand ties with Iran in all

IRGC disbands two more terror outfits in northwest Iran

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force says his forces have disbanded two more terrorist groups in the northwest of the country near the border with Iraq over the past 24 hours. Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said on Sunday that forces of the IRGC Hamzeh Seyed al-Shohada Base managed to destroy the terrorist teams that had made desperate attempts to infiltrate into the country. He added that during clashes in the Oshnavieh and Sarvabad border areas in

Syria strikes prove direct US-terrorists ties: Iran president

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the "aggressive" US move to carry out military strikes against Syria reveals that Washington has direct ties with terrorists.   "The Americans showed such a reaction when they felt that the terrorists were dislodged from an important region like Eastern Ghouta," Rouhani said in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday, a day after US-led strikes on Syria.   The strikes, conducted by the United States, France and Britain, hit
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