Kucinich asks Bush about alleged US support for armed insurgency in Iran
Friday, April 21, 2006
U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) claimed in a letter to President George W. Bush on April 18, 2006 that the US seems to be supporting both the (PEJAK), an armed group associated with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and based in Iraq, and the (MEK) in insurgent activity in Iran during 2005 and in particular in killing twenty four Iranian soldiers in March 2006.
Both the PKK and the Council of the European Union as terrorist organizations. The FBI alleges that the is "an integral part of the MEK", i.e. essentially the same organisation as the MEK, while the NCRI itself claims that the MEK is just one of five components of the NCRI.are listed by the and by the
Kucinich compared the alleged US support for Iran with Bush's previous criticisms against insurgent groups, writing to Bush, "U.S. support for insurgent activity in Iran is not tolerable. You have claimed numerous times that the object of the so-called ' ' is to target lawless insurgent groups."against the government of
Kucinich asked Bush to report to Congress both on US military operations in Iranian territory and on US use oforganisations in military actions against the Iranian government, stating, "Previously I asked you to immediately report to Congress on the extent of U.S. military operations currently in Iran. Now, in light of the evidence described above, I urge you to report to Congress on U.S. support for military operations in Iran by anti-Iranian insurgent groups."
Bush's response is not yet known.
- "US allegedly committed acts of violence in Iran using ex-members of MEK during past year" — Wikinews, April 18, 2006
- United States Court of Appeals. "DC Court of Appeals Rules Against NCRI Petition for Review of "Foreign Terrorist Organization" Designation" — , July 9, 2004
- Council of the European Union. "Council Common Position 2004/500/CESP of 17 May 2004" — , May 17, 2004
- Dennis Kucinich. "Kucinich Questions The President On US Trained Insurgents In Iran: Sends Letter To President Bush" — , April 18, 2006
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