U.S. to remove Mojahedin from terror list

Reward for "renouncing violence and providing intelligence on Iran’s nuclear program"

Washington Post: The State Department is preparing to remove the Iranian opposition group Mujahedin-e Khalq from the U.S. government’s terrorist list, siding with advocates who say the controversial organization should be rewarded for renouncing violence and providing intelligence on Iran’s nuclear program, senior Obama administration officials said Friday.

The decision to begin the process of formally lifting the terrorist label is expected to be conveyed to Congress in documents as early as Friday, according to two senior officials briefed on the matter. The move comes two weeks before a court-ordered deadline and just six days after the dissident group vacated its former enclave in eastern Iraq, averting a feared confrontation with Iraqis who want the exiles out of the country.

Leaders of the group, commonly known by its abbreviation MEK, have been pressing U.S. officials for nearly a decade to rescind the terrorist designation, which they say has hampered their efforts to find homes outside of Iraq. About 3,000 members of the group have existed in a perpetual limbo in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, unwanted by their host country and fearing imprisonment or worse if forced to return to Iran >>>


Recently by mehrdadmCommentsDate
Omid Djalili: The Baha'i Faith in Words and Images
Dec 05, 2012
Dimmed Lanterns
Dec 05, 2012
Iranian TV shows off 'captured US ScanEagle drone'
Dec 04, 2012
more from mehrdadm
Anonymous Observer

NIAC just declared a period of mourning

by Anonymous Observer on

Their offices will be closed for two weeks in light of this crushing defeat.  They will return to work after Trita Parsi writes a check to Daaei for the court ordered fees.

Artificial Intelligence

Great Move Obama!

by Artificial Intelligence on

Excellent news. More proof that NIAC is ineffective:)))))


Good move...Now we should

by vildemose on

Good move...Now we should start Rajavi's trial. 


All Oppression Creates a State of War--Simone De Beauvoir


Kudos DC

by Fred on

At last, good move by the Democracy Central, DC.

resounding defeat for the Messianic Islamist Rapist Republic (IRR), its lobbies and gofers.