U.S. to Lift Ban on Iran Exile Group

(Wall Street Journal) Jay Solomon and Evan Perez - The Obama administration is moving to remove the Iranian opposition group Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK) from the State Department's terrorism list. The exile group was originally named as a terrorist entity 15 years ago for its alleged role in assassinating U.S. citizens in the years before the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran and for allying with Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein against Tehran. The MeK has engaged in an aggressive legal and lobbying campaign in Washington over the past two years to win its removal from the State Department's list.

2012-05-15 00:00:00

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