U.S. set to remove Iran-based Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) from the State Department List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations

by Colonel on September 22, 2012


“The US is set to remove dissident Iranian group Mujahideen-e Khalq from its terror blacklist, officials say.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has sent a classified opinion to Congress and a decision is expected to be announced in the following days.

A state department spokeswoman has not confirmed what the opinion contains, but US congressmen welcomed the expected decision in favour of MEK.

It says its presence on the list puts members living in Iraq under threat.

The MEK, also known as the People’s Mujahideen Organisation of Iran (PMOI) led a guerrilla campaign against the US-backed Shah of Iran during the 1970s and also opposed Iran’s clerical leaders who replaced the Shah.

It was given refuge in Iraq by former leader Saddam Hussein but has fallen out of favour with Iraq’s new Shia-dominated leadership.

” — Copyright 2012 BBC

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