Readers write about the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran and morality in capitalism.
Iranian group takes issue with article
The reference to the Mujahideen-e Khalq, or MKO ("People's Holy Warriors") is used exclusively by Iran's ruling mullahs when writing or speaking about the PMOI. [Editors' note: The US State Department, among others, cites this designation.] The article relies on Gholam Reza Sadeghi as a source, even though he was never a PMOI member. [Note: The Monitor has a copy of an agreement with him "for individuals of the PMOI" countersigned by a US officer at Camp Ashraf.] And neither Massoud nor Maryam Rajavi ever wrote to him, nor did PMOI send his son to Iran.
The suggestion that the Iranian regime treats those affiliated with its main opposition humanely and compassionately pales in the face of the way it has treated PMOI members or sympathizers who have refused to surrender to it while in captivity. The article rehashes the Iranian regime's absurd claims that the PMOI had been assisted by Israel in making its revelations about Iran's nuclear program. [Note: Many Western analysts hold this view.] Even more preposterous is the assertion that "Much of the information the UN has received from the group in recent years has a political purpose."