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Iran: U.S. Cease-Fire Promotes Terrorism

Iran’s top leader said Wednesday that by striking a cease-fire with an Iranian opposition group, the United States was demonstrating it believed the only bad terrorists were those who were not its “servants.” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told state-run Tehran Radio that the United States and the world had recognized the Mujahedeen Khalq as terrorists. “Now, America supports them. It shows terrorism is bad if terrorists are not America’s servants,” he said. “But if terrorists become America’s servants, then they are not bad. It’s a test, showing how America ridicules fighting terrorism and democracy,” Khamenei said. The United States signed a truce on April 15 with the Iraq-based Mujahedeen Khalq, also known as the People’s Mujahedeen, allowing the group to keep its weapons to defend itself against Iranian-backed attacks. The State Department’s counterterrorism coordinator, Cofer Black, described the agreement Wednesday as “a prelude to the group’s surrender. Full Story

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