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Iranian Rebel Group Had Attack Plans, French Report Says

An Iranian opposition group operating in France that was the target of a large police operation last week had plans to attack Iranian embassies and assassinate former members working with Iranian intelligence services in Europe, according to a classified report by France’s counterintelligence service prepared two weeks before the crackdown. The report also said the group, known as the Mujahedeen Khalq, or People’s Mujahedeen, had discussed having their members commit suicide by setting themselves on fire to draw attention to their cause. The organization, whose goal is to overthrow the Islamic Republic by force, has operated in France for more than two decades and has its headquarters and military wing in Iraq. It pays for its operations through fund-raising efforts that, while complex, may not be illegal, the report said. Its main financier used to be Iraq, which over the years gave the group several hundred million dollars, according to the report. Full Story

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