A top priority of Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) is the demonization of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran to undercut its domestic and international support.
To discredit the resistance organization, the MOIS publishes materials that falsely portray the organization's history, aspirations, and achievements. It operates attack websites that daily spew negative propaganda. And the Intelligence Ministry recruits former PMOI activists through bribery and coercive measures and then uses them as witnesses to disseminate disinformation about the PMOI to government officials, NGO's, and the media.
Iran's mullahs often claim the PMOI has limited support within Iran. But the enormous energy and resources expended by the Intelligence Ministry to undermine the legitimacy of the resistance group belies this assertion.