Appeals Court Will Remove MEK From Terror List Unless State Department Acts | Talking Points Memo

An appeals court told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday that if the State Department doesn’t make a decision on whether an Iranian opposition group should remain on the list of designated foreign terrorist organizations they’ll order them to take the People’s Muhajedin Organization of Iran, or MEK, off it.The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, first reported by Mike Scarcella of the National Law Journal, instructs the State Department to decide whether the Iranian opposition group still belongs on the list before October 1. Several prominent politicians and former government officials have spoken out against the MEK remaining on the list, usually during speeches paid for by a network of MEK supporters in the U.S.

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