US Senators Meet MEK Leader in Tirana

Only a few days after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s phone call to Prime Minister Edi Rama and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi’s remarks on the presence of several thousands of Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) militants in Albania, 3 US Senators met with MEK leader Maryam Rajavi in Tirana.

On Saturday, US Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Roy Blunt (R-MO), and John Cornyn (R-TX), who is majority whip in the Senate, met with Rajavi to discuss US policies toward Iran and the possibility of regime change. According to a statement of the National Council of Resistance of Iran:

Led by Senator Blunt, the delegation congratulated the safe and secure relocation of all Camp Liberty residents outside of Iraq and wished them success in their struggle for democracy and human rights in Iran. Having undertaken extensive efforts to ensure the security of MEK members in Camp Liberty, Iraq, and their transfer outside that country in previous years, Senator Blunt described the relocation as a major victory for the Iranian people and Resistance and lauded the efforts of Maryam Rajavi and the Iranian Resistance for the success of this major mission. […]

Maryam Rajavi underscored the need for imposing comprehensive sanctions on the Iranian regime’s banking and oil sector, expelling the IRGC and its affiliated militias from Syria, Iraq, and other regional countries, taking urgent steps to punish the regime for widespread political executions, especially the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, setting up a commission of inquiry to investigate this major crime against humanity with the aim of bringing to justice the perpetrators, and recognizing the aspirations of the Iranian people and Resistance to overthrow the ruling religious tyranny and to establish freedom and democracy, and a republic based on the separation of religion and state, gender equality, and a non-nuclear Iran.

The visit of the US senators comes during a year in which US politicians have become frequent visitors to the MEK camp in Tirana.