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Published Date: Monday 11 March 2019 - 10:49:08
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Codepink co-founder scared by FBI upon arrival from Iran visit

Codepink co-founder scared by FBI upon arrival from Iran visit
World  - The co-founder of Codepink, an anti-war NGO based in the US, claimed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents have intimidated her and a colleague, another member of the peace group, after they came back to Washington D.C. from Iran.

Speaking to The Real News Network, Medea Benjamin stated that she and Mary Ann Wright, a retired United States Army colonel and retired US State Department official, got "called to a secondary screening" after they returned from Iran.

Benjamin continued that they were greeted by "FBI agents who had a whole dossier on us, of what we did which mostly from our own websites and our blogs".

"They also have a packet of information for us about the sanctions on Iran... the US government policies towards Iran... the issue about registering as a foreign agent, indictment of Iranian groups to scare us away from talking to them," she added.

"Yes, it was not the warm welcome that we received when we went to Iran," Benjamin stressed.

Code Pink activists visited Iran in February and met with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and students at University of Tehran. After the meeting, Benjamin criticized US President Donald Trump for "ramping up confrontation with Iran".

Few days later, they had a press conference at Fars News Agency (FNA) College of Journalism in Tehran, lashing out at Washington for its hostile policies and sanctions against Iran and warning that the US' wrong policies could provoke war in the Middle-East.

 

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Published Date: Monday 11 March 2019 - 10:49:08
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