Spanish report - MEK funds extremist party
A Spanish news website confirmed on Tuesday that the leader of the Spanish far-right Spanish party Vox, Santiago Abascal, had received money from the terrorist Mujahidin-e Khalq organization, adding that this Iranian group had funded the Vox party since its foundation as a party in 2013 with contributions from abroad for €971.890.56.
The Spanish El Plural website added, in a report translated by Ashraf News, that the MEK paid all the current expenses of the party, explaining that "the Spanish extremist party refused to answer the site's questions about this information; receiving money from an Iranian organization (MEK terrorist organization)."
The report pointed out that "the formation of Santiago Abascal received the transfers that arrived from different countries in a common fund, according to the secret schedule of donations."
For his part, the first leader of the Vox party, Vidal Quadras, who now presents himself as the head of the International Commission for the Search for Justice, stressed that "the money of Iranian exiles (Mujahidin Khalq) not only served for the European campaign in 2014, but also to launch and establish the Vox Party."
Between December 2013 and April 2014, the National Council of Iranian Resistance (CNRI) transferred 971.890.56 euros to the Vox account and the current party leader, Santiago Abascal, Vidal Quadras said, “Abascal is aware of everything, I explained my relationship with CNRI, and told him they would finance us. "
Why does the Accounts Court control the donation?
The relationship between Vidal Quadras and the National Council of Iranian Resistance dates back to the stage of the former People's Party leader as a member of the European Parliament, between 1999 and 2014, when he received a delegation from the MEK, from here the Spanish politician participated in the annual CNRI meetings in Paris.
The current head of Vox, Santiago Abascal, confirmed that the Iranian group had financed his party, that the donations were legal and that his formation submitted the list to the Accounts Court, but the inspection body denies this, according to the Spanish "El Plural" website.
Abascal has been a member of the Spanish Parliament since May 2019.
In its report, the website indicated that the National Council of the Iranian Resistance, which includes the MEK, which was founded in the 1970s, with an ideology between Shiite Islamists and Marxists, was involved in many crimes.
It added that "after the Islamic revolution in 1979, the MEK took itself as an opponent of the late founder of the Iranian regime, Ruhullah Khomeini, and established the National Council of Iranian Resistance, it was on the list of terrorist organizations in both the United States and Europe, accused of committing attacks against Iranian interests, in which people died. "