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Tehran Condemns U.S. For Removing MKO From Terror List


A rally in support of delisting the MKO as a terror organization in Washington on August 26.

A rally in support of delisting the MKO as a terror organization in Washington on August 26.

Iran has condemned the U.S. administration for removing the Iranian exile group Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) from its list of foreign terrorist organizations.

Iran's Foreign Ministry described the decision, effective as of September 28, as "a violation of America's legal and international obligations" that could threaten U.S. interests.

The statement added that the move "will bring U.S. responsibility for past, present, and future terrorist operations” by the group.

MKO, also known as the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran, is opposed to Iran's clerical regime.

Its members fought alongside former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein's forces in the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War.

The group had been on the U.S. blacklist since 1997.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP

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