Bet on dirty Washington and Israeli hands involved in what happened. At the same time, anti-Iranian terrorists were brought in from the cold.
The State Department delisted the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO or MEK). Formerly it was designated a foreign terrorist organization (FTO). Known assassins are now valued US allies - openly, not covertly.
Perhaps they'll get US funding, arms and training. Reports suggest that Washington, NATO partners, regional allies, and Israel supplied them for some time.
Maybe a White House invitation is coming like Reagan afforded Mujahideen fighters in the 1980s. They and Contra killers were called freedom fighters. Perhaps MKO assassins will be described the same way.
Press TV said MKO operatives "murdered over 17,000 Iranians since" the 1979 revolution. In the 1980s, they operated from Iraq near Iran's border. They cooperated with Saddam in massacring Kurds.
Tehran "repeatedly called on the Iraqi government to expel the group." US pressure keeps them there.
UN bodies willingly serve US imperial interests. Former Secretary-General Kofi Annan spurned inviolable UN Charter provisions for Washington. Ban Ki-moon does it repeatedly.
So does the Human Rights Council and UN Special rapporteur on human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed . He lied, distorted, or greatly exaggerated in a report to the General Assembly. He made spurious accusations.
He cited alleged human rights violations. He claimed they "provide a deeply troubling picture of the overall human rights situation in (Iran), including many concerns which are systemic in nature."
He also said "some elements of the Press Law and more recent legal developments undermine the rights to freedom of expression and to information."
His information comes from anti-Iranian sources. Expect Washington and Israeli involvement.
Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani responded. On October 17, the Tehran Times headlined "No one is executed in Iran for their political convictions"."
He stressed that Shaheed's information comes from anti-Iranian elements.
On October 15, Press TV headlined "Iranian officials say Ahmed Shaheed's latest report politically motivated," saying: