Iran: September 13, 2003


Russian manufacturers and many are sold quite legally.

About a thousand of the 5,000 Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK, or People's Mujahadeen) refused to surrender to American forces in Iraq and fled to camps in the mountains on the border of Iran and Iraq. The Marxist MEK lost out to the Islamic conservatives when the monarchy fell in 1979 and have been operating from Iraqi bases for the last two decades. It is thought that the MEK splinter group has allied itself with Kurdish Marxist rebels (the PKK) in northern Iraq.  The new MEK is said to be preparing to fight coalition troops and Iranian troops and police controlled by Islamic conservatives. If the MEK is


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