Attack Websites

The MOIS operates a network of attack websites that distribute black propaganda about the PMOI.  The various websites are in English, Farsi, Arabic, German, and French.

The MOIS websites are easy to identify because they present extreme, one-sided, negative information about the PMOI.  There is no effort to provide balance or transparency.  Lies are carefully crafted and repeated endlessly.  Factual information is distorted and issues fabricated to mislead readers.  

The attack sites are also readily recognizable from their content.  They post each other's articles and present identical arguments.  They promote the same books and videos and, in some cases, are linked together.

Some attack websites are affiliated with "cultural associations," front organizations set up by the MOIS to distribute anti-PMOI materials and provide cover for agents.  Examples are Aawa Association, DENA Organization, and the International Payvand Association Netherlands. 

A few attack websites established by the MOIS are no longer active, such as, which operated from 2005-2010.

Below are attack websites linked to the MOIS:


 English Language








Farsi Language
Some of the MOIS attack websites are only in Farsi.  This includes:









State-Run Media Outlets

Many attack articles posted on the MOIS websites originate from the following Iranian government-controlled information outlets:

Tehran Times

Mehr News Agency

Fars News Agency