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

Quicklink submitted by Amanda Lang     Permalink
Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags

View Ratings | Rate It

Become a Fan
  (9 fans)


At tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com

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.

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com


 

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this Quicklink has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
1 people are discussing this page, with 1 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

Another victory for AIPAC.  Next, they'll be ... by Sister Begonia on Saturday, Sep 29, 2012 at 2:44:22 PM