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April 1, 2007: VOA Introduces Anti-Iranian Sunni Militant as ‘Leader of the Iranian People’s Resistance Movement’

The US-government operated Voice of America (VoA) radio broadcasting service conducts a phone interview with Abdul Malek Rigi, the leader of the Sunni militant group, Jondollah. Rigi, designated by Iran as a terrorist, is introduced by VoA as the “leader of the Iranian people’s resistance movement.” (Press TV (Tehran) 4/2/2007; Haider 4/5/2007) According to US and Pakistani intelligence sources, Rigi’s group has been advised by the US and supported by Pakistan since 2005 (see 2005 and After).


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