A group of Iranian militants in Iraq is now the U.S.’ responsibility. But no one is quite sure what to do with them.
Tag: Mujahedin-e Khalq
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
The Nation (Kenya), Nov. 29, 2002 http://allafrica.com/ NEWS The following is a list of terrorist groups released by the US government’s Office of the Coordinator for Counter-terrorism on April 30 last year. It includes 29 groups currently designated by the Secretary of State as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs). The designations carry legal consequences: It is unlawful to provide funds or other material support to an FTO; representatives and certain members of an FTO can be denied visas or excluded from the US; US financial institutions must block funds FTOs and their agents and must report the blockage to the US