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U.S. to remove Iran's MEK from terror list

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U.S. to remove Iran's MEK from terror list


The United States is removing the People’s Mujahadeen of Iran, or MEK, from its list of terrorist organisations.

The group supports the overthrow of Iran’s clerical leaders and fought alongside Saddam Hussein’s forces in the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s.

The MEK has fallen out of favour with the Iraqi leadership since the fall of Hussein.

It has been on the US’s terrorist register since 1997, but has renounced its violent past and long campaigned to have the designation dropped.

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