EU says agrees to take Iran group off 'terrorist' list

EU agreed to remove exiled Iranian opposition group from a list of banned militant groups, an official said.

EU says agrees to take Iran group off 'terrorist' list

European states agreed on Monday to remove exiled Iranian opposition group the People's Mujahideen Organisation of Iran (PMOI) from an EU list of banned "terrorist" groups, an EU official said.

The official confirmed that EU foreign ministers approved a decision to take it off a list that includes Palestinian Hamas and Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers.

The PMOI is the group which exposed Iran's covert nuclear programme in 2002. It began as a leftist-Islamist opposition to the late Shah of Iran and has bases in Iraq.

PMOI allies have repeatedly accused the EU of seeking to "appease" Tehran by keeping the group blacklisted about nuclear program dispute.

Reuters
Last Mod: 26 Ocak 2009, 13:33
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