On Saturday, August 12, 2017, a senior delegation from the United States Senate met with Maryam Rajavi, head of the Iranian opposition terrorist group MEK in the Albanian capital, Tirana where they discussed the situation of the members of MEK in Albania, and propagated news that they focused on discussing the latest developments in Iran and the Middle East, sources said.
The Senate delegation was comprised of Senators Roy Blunt, Vice President of the Republican Conference, and member of the Appropriation, Select Intelligence, Rules and Administration, and Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committees; John Cornyn, the Majority Whip, and a member of the Judiciary, Select Intelligence, and Finance committees; and Thom Tillis, a member of the Armed Services, Judiciary, Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and Veterans’ Affairs committees.
According to sources, and contrary to MEK’s claim that the meeting was primarily to meet MEK people, the goal of the delegation was to finish some meetings and discuss different issues with the Balkan country’s government. On the sideline of the meetings, the delegation met with MEK to make sure that the arrangements put to place by the US Government, United Nations and the Albanian Government has been executed properly and the group does not pose the threats it posed to people when they were stationed in Iraq.
The Rajavi cult had played the same kind of scenario when Senator John McCain visited Albania.
On the fringe of their fact finding mission, the American delegation that was headed by MCcain earlier in April, they also visited the headquarters of the Mojahedin Khalq terrorist organization where they spoke with Maryam Rajavi and others. MEK’s Maryam Rajavi tried to pretend that the delegation has been travelling to visit her in Tirana. But McCain had travelled to the Balkan country to meet government officials and according to the Albanian official News agency (ATA) he met with the President, PM, Defense Minister, Parliament speaker and the leader of the opposition.
The Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), or People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, is an Iranian dissident group that has been formally designated for the last 15 years by the US State Department as a "foreign terrorist organization". When the Bush administration sought to justify its attack on Iraq in 2003 by accusing Saddam Hussein of being a sponsor of "international terrorism", one of its prime examples was Iraq's "sheltering" of the MEK.
The MEK terrorist group have always had US official supporters. George W. Bush's attorney general Michael Mukasey has described MEK members as "courageous freedom fighters". President Barack Obama's former national security advisor, General James L. Jones, gave a speech at a MEK conference dominated by non-Iranians. Their events have also been attended by former Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge, former NATO supreme commander Wesley Clark and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.