AP sources: US to take Iran group off terror list
by Bradley Klapper, Associated Press and Matthew Lee, Associated Press
September 21, 2012 12:00 PM | 386 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Obama administration will tell Congress that it will remove an Iranian militant group formerly allied with Saddam Hussein from the U.S. terrorism list.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will notify Congress of her intent Friday. A court had given her until Oct. 1 to make a decision.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak about the matter.

The decision looks set to end years of high-profile campaigning from the Mujahadin-e-Khalq — and infuriate Iran.

The MEK helped Islamic clerics overthrow Iran’s shah before fighting against the Iranian regime. It fought in the 1980s alongside Hussein’s forces in the Iran-Iraq war. It disarmed after the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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