Tag: Mujahedin-e Khalq

Friends or foes? Cultlike group stuck between three powers

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

List of Terrorist Groups Cited By America As the Most Militant

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