Sunday, February 01, 2004

Perle Advises Terrorist Organization

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A top Pentagon advisor spoke at a charity event last weekend for a group that has been designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government.

Richard Perle -- who as chairman of the Pentagon's civilian Defense Policy Board advocated the invasion of Iraq -- spoke at Saturday's fundraiser for the Iranian-American Community of Northern Virginia. That group is thought by U.S. intelligence agencies to have ties to Mujahedin-e Khalq and has been listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department since 1997.

The group was supported by Saddam Hussein's Baath Party regime in Iraq for its efforts to overthrow the current regime in Iran.


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