US Senators Meet MEK Leader in Tirana

US Senators Meet MEK Leader in Tirana

Only a few days after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s phone call to Prime Minister Edi Rama and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi’s remarks on the presence of several thousands of Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) militants in Albania, 3 US Senators met with MEK leader Maryam Rajavi in Tirana. On Saturday, US Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Roy […]

Iranian Deputy FM Ravanchi: Albania Shelters Terrorists

Iranian Deputy FM Ravanchi: Albania Shelters Terrorists

In an interview held with the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi, news outlet Albanian Daily News reports that the Albanian shelter for thousands of Mojahedin-e-Khalq members remains a thorny issue for bilaterial relations between the two countries. Asked about the involvement of Albanian political figures in activities of the MEK, Deputy Minister Ravanchi responded: First […]

What Was Tillerson’s Call to Rama About?

What Was Tillerson’s Call to Rama About?

According to a brief statement on his official website, Prime Minister received yesterday a 20-minute phone call from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The statement lists all the perfunctory elements of the call: Tillerson congratulated Rama with his election victory, Rama gave Tillerson “a broad reflection on the regional situation,” and the two discussed Albania’s contribution […]

Senator McCain Meets MEK in Albania

Senator McCain Meets MEK in Albania

After the recent visit of former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh to the Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), US Senator John McCain has also paid a visit to the Iranian resistance movement, which has resettled in Albania from Iraq after a deal between former Prime Minister Sali Berisha and the US government. Last Friday, Senator McCain met with […]

Bushati: Albania Houses 3,000 Iranian Mojahedin

Bushati: Albania Houses 3,000 Iranian Mojahedin

An an interview with Voice of America, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati admitted that Albania has been the main host country for the members of the Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), an opposition group from Iran which was previously accommodated at a refugee camp in Iraq. Around 3,000 members of the MEK have moved to Albania since […]

Edi Rama Plays Radical Islam Card, Again

Edi Rama Plays Radical Islam Card, Again

Now that the meeting of the European Council that will decide on the opening of accession negotiations with Albania is only two weeks away, Prime Minister Edi Rama has once again warned for the threat of radical Islam should the EU refuse to open its doors to the Western Balkan states. According to Reuters, Rama […]

Gazheli Offers Credentials to Iranian President amid Diplomatic Tension

Gazheli Offers Credentials to Iranian President amid Diplomatic Tension

On Monday Oct. 31, the newly appointed non-resident ambassador to Iran, Genti Gazheli, offered his credentials to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Gazheli, who is at the same resident ambassador to Turkey and non-resident ambassador to Azerbaijan, has no previous experience in diplomacy, being a former customs officer and former director of the Directorate for the Prevention of […]