Category: Mujahedin Khalq | Mujahedin-e Khalq
The Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) — also referred to as Mujahedin Khalq, People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI), or Sazman-e Mojahedin-e Khalq-e Iran — is an Islamic socialist organization that advocates the overthrow of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The United States has designated the PMOI a terrorist organization. On January 26, 2009, the Council of the European Union removed the PMOI from the EU list of organisations it designates as terrorist.
A group of Iranian militants in Iraq is now the U.S.’ responsibility. But no one is quite sure what to do with them.
TEHRAN, Iran — The case of those holed up in Camp Ashraf, near Baghdad, remains a quirky piece of unfinished business left over from the American campaign to oust Saddam Hussein. It continues to leave a trail of broken lives. U.S. troops are guarding some 3,800 militants of the Mujahedeen Khalq (MEK) — the only armed opposition to the ruling clerics of Iran. Officially, both the U.S. and Iran label the MEK a terrorist group. The U.S.-appointed Iraq Governing Council concurs: Citing the “black history of this terrorist organization” and its years of working closely with Saddam, it has ordered