Mujahedeen-e-khalq: US to review blacklist in six months

Published: May 8, 2011

WASHINGTON: Washington will decide within six months whether to remove the banned Iranian opposition People’s Mujahedeen from a terrorism blacklist, a US State Department official told lawmakers on Thursday.

“We are working as expeditiously as possible to complete a review” on the issue, Daniel Benjamin, coordinator for counter-terrorism at the US State Department, told a congressional hearing.

The People’s Mujahedeen of Iran, also known as the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq Organisation, figures on the US watch list, but was removed from a list of 50 banned militant groups compiled by the European Union in January 2009.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 7th, 2011.

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  • Shanaz
    May 9, 2011 - 1:25AM

    This is long overdue……
    Why in 6 months???
    Why not NOW!!!
    MEK is the only hope for a free and democratic Iran
    Islamic regime is terrorizing the world & spreading it
    To fragile middle east countries.
    Obama /Hillary…. They are so indecisiveRecommend

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