MEK, Iran Exile Group, Removed From U.S. Terror List

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The State Department announced Friday that it has removed the Mujahedin-e Khalq, an Iranian exile group known as the MEK, from its list of foreign terrorist organizations.

The move follows an intense, years-long, and well-funded lobbying push by the group and its supporters, in which numerous high-level former U.S. officials and politicians participated. It also comes closely after the resolution of efforts to relocate several thousand MEK members in Iraq. In addition, a federal court ruled in June that the State Department had until Oct. 1 to decide whether or not the MEK still belonged on the terror list.

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