President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and informal adviser Newt Gingrich are scheduled to speak before a controversial Iranian opposition group, Politico reports.
Giuliani and Gingrich's address, at a conference to be held on Saturday, June 30, comes as Trump puts immense pressure on Iran, indicating movement toward outside-induced regime change in the Middle Eastern country. As Middle East Eye noted in May this year, the man running the show is John Bolton, Trump's National Security Adviser, who has been a part of the powerful, neoconservative section of George W. Bush's administration; an administration which has waged infamous, expensive, and regime-changing wars of its own.
After abandoning the Iran nuclear deal, the Trump administration has, according to the Wall Street Journal, driven Iranian oil exports down, boosting the fortune of Iran's adversary and American ally, Saudi Arabia. As the WSJ further noted, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is also planning to increase oil production to a record high of nearly 11 million barrels a day, which is expected to further jeopardize Iran, a country which remains under U.S. sanctions.
Now, as tensions escalate, Trump's close confidants, Rudy Giuliani and Newt Gingrich, are scheduled to address the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq. Formerly considered a terrorist group, the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq is, according to Politico, the organizer of the "Free Iran" conference, to be held in Paris this weekend.