US takes Iranian exile opposition MEK off terror list

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to inform Congress Friday of her decision to take the Iranian exile opposition Mujahedin-e-Khalq, or MEK, off a State Department terror list.  It was listed in 1997 for killing six Americans in Iran in the 1970s and an attempted attack on the Iranian UN mission in 1992.

DEBKAfile: This step is a severe blow to Tehran. It means that its archenemy is now free to openly campaign against the Islamic regime of Iran in Europe, the Middle East and the United States with American support. Tehran has accused the MEK of collaborating with Israeli Mossad covert operations against Iran, including the assassinations of nuclear scientists. It is the only Iranian opposition group with military branches and undercover cells inside the country.

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