Former US attorney general Michael Mukasey is serving as an unpaid advisor to the National Council of Resistance of Iran, which says it supports the establishment of a democratic, secular and non-nuclear republic in Iran.

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Based in France, the NCRI has a representative office in Washington. NCRI, which claims to serve the exiled Iranian community, is an offshoot of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (People's Mujahedin of Iran). The US State Dept. once designed the MEK as a terrorist organization.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who called Iran "bloodthirsty and looking for war" on Sept. 22, spoke at a UN gathering on Sept. 25 that was attended by MEK members.

President George W. Bush appointed Mukasey, who served as a judge for 18 years in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, in November 2007. He succeeded Alberto Gonzales.

Mukasey is a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York.