PARIS, December 22, 2010 (AFP) - Several senior former U.S. officials in the G. W. Bush administration expressed support for the Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Paris on Wednesday, calling the U.S. to remove the group from its list of terrorist organizations.

EFE - December 22, 2010 - Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani today led a group of U.S., French and Algerian politicians to call on the U.S. to remove the main opposition to the regime in Tehran, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), from its list of terrorist organizations.

Dozens of high-ranking former officials from U.S., Europe and Arab states, including Rudolph Giuliani, Frances Townsend, Michael Mukasey, Tom Riche, Sid Ahmed Ghozali and Alain Vivien called for adoption of a policy with the Iranian Resistance at its focal point

In an international conference held in Paris on Wednesday, December 22, at the invitation of sixteen committees from across Europe, dozens of political figures and former high-ranking officials from U.S., Europe, and Arab countries urged the international community to adopt a new resolute policy vis-à-vis the Iranian regime and the threats it poses.

She called on world community to reject the Iranian regime

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, welcomed adoption of a resolution by the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly on “serious and persistent violation of human rights” in Iran and said: this resolution that only covers small part of horrendous crimes committed by the mullahs against the Iranian people, well proves that a decisive policy is needed more than ever against the religious fascism ruling Iran.

Misinformation machine of the clerical regime, especially the organs affiliated to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has furiously escalated its delirious remarks over recent weeks to new dimensions and everyday tens of the regime's state media disseminate flagrant lies against the PMOI. The reason is its extreme frustration and fear due to the growing reception of the PMOI by the people as well as the recent victories of the Iranian Resistance inside Iran and abroad and also international calls to remove the PMO from the US terror list which have foiled the regime’s conspiracies against the Ashraf residents.

Iranian Resistance warns against dangers facing political prisoners who are on hunger strike, including Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh, lawyer of political prisoners, and Mr. Reza Shahabi, a member of the Tehran Bus Company Syndicate,  and called on all international agencies and human rights organizations to take urgent measure to investigate their conditions and those of other political prisoners in the mullahs’ regime’s dungeons.

The main Iranian opposition, People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), was placed on the US terrorist list as part of a quid-pro-quo with the Iranian regime, a regime official admitted on Saturday.

NCRI - The recently revealed diplomatic cables reveal that US policy towards the Middle East suffers from fundamental weaknesses, a London-based Arab daily has said.

“One of the confusions in US policy is its failure to resolve the case of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), an organization that has demonstrated an impressive ability in marshalling people in Europe (in the course of gatherings of Iranians). This reflects the power and true picture of the PMOI.”

AFP – WASHINGTON — Several Bush-era officials on Friday urged the Obama administration to strike an Iranian opposition group from a terrorism blacklist and support regime change in Iran.

Former officials Tom Ridge, John Bolton, Frances Townsend and Michael Mukasey who worked under president George W. Bush backed delisting the People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran (PMOI), which is also known as the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK).

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR - US foreign policy conservatives are pressing for a new approach to Iran that ramps up support for the Iranian opposition and revives the Bush-era goal of regime change in Tehran.

Borne of two catalysts – frustration over President Obama’s attempts at engagement with the Iranian regime, and anticipation of the more-Republican Congress taking office in January – the push for a harder line toward Iran looks beyond economic sanctions for pressuring the Tehran regime.