Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK) Terrorist Organizations // Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK)

The MEK stands as one of the largest and most active political groups that opposes the Iranian government. It began as an Islamist-Marxist student-led militia that played a key role in overthrowing Shah Pahlavi in the 1979 revolution but then became committed to overthrowing the new Islamic Republic government, which has earned it some political favor in the United States. Six university-educated children of the merchant class founded the MEK in 1965 as an armed resistance group against...


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